Two years ago today, we celebrated the final event of Northfield’s Sesquicentennial year — the Governor’s Ball at Carleton College’s Great Hall. The event honored four Northfielders who have risen to the office of governor: Al Quie – MN Governor (1979-1983), Karl F. Rolvaag – MN Governor (1963-1967), Edward Thye – MN Governor (1943-1947), and Adelbert Ames – Mississippi Governor (1868-1870).
I was reminded of the event when I saw the 4-by-6-foot lithograph on the wall of a conference room at First National Bank Northfield’s new South facility that I blogged about on Saturday. The litho was commissioned by the Sesquicentennial committee, created by local artist Kari Alberg, and auctioned at the event.
The Governor’s Ball was a Northfield Historical Society sesquicentennial event and was made possible by the support of Carlson Capital Management. Proceeds from the event went to the Northfield community, including both Northfield Citizens Online / Northfield.org and 5th Bridge.
See the album of 145+ photos that my wife Robbie and I took at the event… or this slideshow: