Get to Know the Hill Farm Historical Society

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 9:03am.

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The Hill Farm Historical Society in North Oaks is a nonprofit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. They provide many programs each year with tours of the North Oaks Hill Farm preserve. The society is also responsible for events throughout the year.

The Buildings

The North Oaks Historical Society provides three different buildings to see on their tours. These buildings include:

  • The Dairy - A brick building with two-foot thick walls, double doors, marble floors and double-glazed windows.
  • The Granary - This is a root cellar with a rock foundation. It was used for storing turnips, rutabagas and other crops.
  • Blacksmith-Machine Shop - This is a fully operational building, which has been restored.

Along with these three buildings, tours include a look at the 5.6-acre site found on Pleasant Lake. The grounds feature many plants and outdoor areas with plenty of colors throughout.


Some of the events that have been held at the farm in the past include dinners, farm fest, ice cream socials, vintage baseball games, historic events, open houses and more. Events are held every year by the Hill Farm Historical Society. Many are family-friendly and provide plenty of fun for all to enjoy.

Membership and Donation

The Hill Farm Historical Society runs on donations and memberships. They offer two types of membership:

  • Annual - For 35 per individual, a member will receive two tickets for ice cream at the Ice Cream Social, five tickets for the Farm Fest Activities, free admission to on-site events and more.
  • Lifetime - For a $1,000 contribution, a member can become a member for life and receive many benefits.

Donations are also accepted and those contributing $250 or more will be acknowledged on the recognition panel found near the entrance of the Farm.

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