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News from the State Historical Society of North Dakota
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September 2015
HISTORY FOR everyone.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota oversees the State Museum, the Pembina State Museum, and 56 historic sites. Our mission is “to preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people.”

From dinosaurs to tipis to space suits, we know you will find HISTORY FOR everyone.

 

GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY   EXHIBIT OPENING

Saturday, October 17
8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
ND Heritage Center

Registration & details at history.nd.gov/conference.

Join us as regional leaders share innovative approaches moving North Dakota toward a more sustainable future.

FEATURING

  • Jay Fuhrer, Natural Resources Conservation Service
     
  • Theresa Podoll, 2014 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year
     
  • Mike Williams, Fargo City Commissioner
     
  • Claudia Berg, Director, State Historical Society
     
  • Steve Tomac, Senior Legislative Representative, Basin Electric
     
  • Erik Holland, Curator of Education, State Historical Society
 

ND Heritage Center & State Museum

A National Exhibit
Opening November 21, 2015

Go green with Green Revolution! Come explore how you and your family can be more eco-friendly with a new Smithsonian eco-zibit, made from recycled and repurposed materials. Green Revolution focuses on important environmental issues such as alternative energy sources, green building, recycling, and waste management.

Smithsonian Institution and Museum of Science+Industry Chicago

This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

 
HISTORIC SITES PROGRAMS & EVENTS   NEWS FROM STATE ARCHIVES

These are just a few of our upcoming events.
Click here to see more!

September 20, 2015
Concert at the Confluence
, 3 p.m. CDT. The public is invited to a concert featuring “Gettin’ Outta of Dodge” at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

October 9-10, 2015
Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site open
, 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission. Located in Bismarck at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue B.
 
October 10, 2015
State Archives open Saturday
, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in addition to regular weekly hours of Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 701.328.2666.

October 24, 2015
Open House at the Historic 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse
in Jamestown, ND. Come and see the progress as we restore the oldest courthouse in North Dakota.

See more events by clicking here.

 

Digitizing North Dakota Newspapers

The State Archives division of the State Historical Society has been awarded a third round of funding to allow the Society to digitize over 100,000 pages of North Dakota newspapers printed before 1923. 

They will be added to the 200,000 plus pages already existing online at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, a national website of digitized newspapers made available by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through the program, newspapers are available to the public for primary source research, genealogy research, and historical archives. Digitized newspapers also help preserve North Dakota’s history and the history of local communities. 
 
The funding is authorized by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers and National Endowment for the Humanities

 
UPCOMING CONFERENCE   NEWS FROM HISTORIC SITES



The State Historical Society of North Dakota and Bismarck State College are proud to host the 50th Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Bismarck from September 30 – October 3, 2015.

This conference features the research of historians who live and work in the northern Great Plains, as well as that of other historians, on a variety of topics in local, regional, U.S., Canadian, and world history. 

Presenting the keynote address after the Friday evening banquet will be Dr. Paul Beck, who will speak on his book Columns of Vengeance: Soldiers, Sioux, and the Punitive Expeditions, 1863-1864 and related research.

Since this is the 50th anniversary of the first NGPHC, there will also be a special session on the history of the conference itself.
 

Click here for more information.

 

Open House
Historic Stutsman County Courthouse
504 3rd Avenue SE, Jamestown


October 24, 2015


Photo caption: Mike Williams, President of the 1883 Courthouse Committee speaks with a contractor in the room that will house the future bathrooms.


Work continues on the restoration of the Historic Stutsman County Courthouse. Staff hope to have the bathrooms as well as two offices completed before the Open House event.  All are welcome to attend. For more information, email ghinman@nd.gov.

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