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

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.”

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

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS   STATE HISTORIC SITES


Enjoy our animated holiday card at history.nd.gov/holiday.

Featured are whimsical cat images from the Nancy Hendrickson (1886-1978) collection in State Archives. See Nancy’s actual homestead shack and learn more about her early photography achievements at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck.

 

December 17, 2015              
Fort Buford History Book Club
, 7 p.m. CDT.  Join history buffs in a discussion of this month's selected book. Free refreshments. Please call in advance.

December 18-19, 2015   
Quilting at the Confluence
, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Join the Confluence Quilters for their monthly meeting at the Confluence. All experience levels invited and instruction provided. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, 701.572.9034.

December 20, 2015         
Concert at the Confluence, 3 p.m.  Enjoy a wonderful Concert at the Confluence while overlooking one of North Dakota's most beautiful natural sights. Free refreshments. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, 701.572.9034.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS @ ND Heritage Center & State Museum   EXHIBITS

December 26, 2015         
“Dakota 38” film showings
throughout the day at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum. Free and open to the public. This documentary commemorates the largest mass execution in US history and an annual Memorial Ride honoring the ancestors. It addresses conflicting emotions related to racism, injustices, and reconciliation, 701.328.2792.

December 27, 2015
Prairie Public Television and the State Historical Society of North Dakota will host the free premiere screening of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning drama “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m., followed with complimentary tea and dainties. Fancy hats and clothing are encouraged but not required.
 
January 10, 2016
Sensational Sundays: “The Building of
Interstate 94,” 
2 p.m., free lecture by Bennett Kubischta, Communications Division ND Department of Transportation. ND Heritage Center & State Museum, 701.328.2792.

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Now open at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum

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.

 
EXHIBITS   EDUCATION


Constructing a Legacy: The CCC in Our State Parks is a free temporary exhibit that opened on August 5 and will be on display through July 2016 at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

 


Suitcase Exhibits for North Dakota (SEND) is a program specifically designed to get real history and hands-on activities into the classroom. While designed primarily for use by schools, these trunks are also a great resource for museums, libraries, historical societies, other education and history related organizations. They can be adapted to work for learners of all ages. Click here to learn more!


 
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