Hill Farm Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

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The Hill Farm Historical Society is devoted to preserving the legacy of innovation begun by James J. Hill on his farm.


In 1883, railroad industrialist James J. Hill purchased 3,300 acres encompassing what is today the city of North Oaks.  Hill used his North Oaks Farm to produce advances in cattle raising and other agricultural practices to complement his burgeoning Great Northern Railroad.  

Today, the North Oaks Hill Farm Historical Society preserves Hill's legacy of innovation on over five acres that includes the dairy, blacksmith shop, and the signature "red barn," which served as the granary. All proceeds go towards restoration and maintenance of the buildings and the grounds and towards creating displays to tell the story of the agricultural practices and life on the farm. These buildings are on the Register of Historic Places.   Guided tours are available by appointment.  Self-guided tour brochures are available on the door of the dairy. 

The Hill Farm Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors.  We rely on volunteers to carry out our programs throughout the year.  We welcome your involvement and suggestions!

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Hill Farm Historical Society

Tax id (EIN)

41-1643145

Categories

Arts & Culture

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Address

100 VILLAGE CENTER DRIVE SUITE 230
NORTH OAKS, MN 55127

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