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News from the State Historical Society of North Dakota
May 2016  
HISTORY FOR everyone.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION   ANNIVERSARIES

Historic Preservation Weekend, June 17-19, will feature programs, presentations, and tours hosted by organizations around the state.

We are still seeking participants!

If your organization would like to host an event, please contact Lisa Steckler, lsteckler@nd.gov or 701-328-3577.

For a complete list of events, visit
http://www.history.nd.gov/50thNHPA/.
   
SHSND Blog
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New Galleries
April 28, 2016, marked the two-year anniversary of welcoming visitors into the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time and Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples galleries at the expanded ND Heritage Center. Since that time we have welcomed approximately 459,000 visitors.

Are you one of the nearly half million people who have visited? If not, plan your visit at history.nd.gov.
EXHIBITS   JURASSIC ART

New interactive touchscreen in the Adaptation Gallery at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Experience the Cretaceous Period, 66 million years ago, using a new touchscreen in the Adaption Gallery: Geologic Time. Using the touchscreen, visitors can customize the look and size of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops and watch them engage in a battle.

Visitors can also take a virtual walk through the lush environment of the Cretaceous Period, encountering animals and flora, some of which can still be seen in North Dakota today.

Photograph courtesy of Angle Park
 
   

Join us for dinosaur fun at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

Aspiring artists ages 11-16 are welcome to sign up for a series of fun, dinosaur-themed art classes taught by Becky Barnes and Jessica Rockeman. Each class will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

June 8 - Plaster Casts
June 15 - Sculpting
June 22 - Puppets
June 29 - Draw Dinosaurs

For more information, or to discuss any allergy or accessibility concerns, please contact Jessica Rockeman at jrockeman@nd.gov or 701-328-3559.

Classes are free and materials are provided. Register at bit.ly/dinoart.
PROGRAMS AT STATE HISTORIC SITES   PROGRAMS AT STATE MUSEUM
State Historic Sites are gearing up for a busy summer. Take a day trip to attend one of the many events!

May 14 - Open House, 1-4 p.m., Stutsman County Courthouse. 701.797.3691.
 
May 15 - Concert at the Confluence, featuring Jim & Cheryl Ligenfelter, 7 p.m. CDT. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. 701.572.9034.

May 19 - Fort Buford History Book Club, 7 p.m. CDT. Please call in advance, 701.572.9034. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

May 28 - Opening Day. Summer Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site. 701.553.8513.

May 28 - 5th Minnesota Infantry Co. D. 1862 Reenactment Unit will be at Fort Abercrombie, 8:30 am - 4:00 p.m. 701.553.8513.

May 30 - Flag Raising and Opening day at Fort Buford State Historic Site. 701.572.9034.

May 30 - John Langellier presentation on his book "Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army." Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. 701.572.9034.

May 30 - Memorial Day Observances at Pembina State Museum. 701.825.6840.

Find out more about upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at history.nd.gov/events or call 701.328.2666.
 
Join us for programs at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

May 14 - 144th Birthday Celebration for the City of Bismarck by the Bismarck Historical Society. 701-425-9000 or wbailey@nd.gov.

May 17 - The cast of the Medora Musical will perform from 1-1:30 p.m. at the ND Heritage Center in Bismarck. Free and open to the public.
 
May 21 - Second Saturdays - "A Vision of the Village: More than Meets the Eye," lecture, 2 p.m.  Free and open to the public.

May 22 - Sensational Sundays - "Chief Lookings Village," lecture, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
 
May 28 - Museum Lab: For the Birds. Free. Register at museumed.eventb​rite.com.

Wednesdays in June - Jurassic Art. See story above.

June 10 - Summer Reading Celebration: "On Your Mark, Get Set ...READ!" 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

June 11 - Second Saturdays - "A Vision of the Village: In the Heartland," lecture, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Find out more about these upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at history.nd.gov/events or call 701.328.2666.


 

The State Historical Society of North Dakota oversees the State Museum, the Pembina State Museum, and 55 historic sites. Our mission is “to preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people.”
 
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