News release from the State Historical Society of North Dakota
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June 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.



July 1, West River Winds Concert

Come to a FREE a patriotic concert, Land of the Free, by the West River Winds and a community chorus on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. This concert, with a special tribute to World War II veterans, will be outdoors at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Click here to see our full calendar of events.


June 21, 2 p.m. Conversations on the Bench

A free locally produced film, "Conversations on the Bench", a Bruce Wendt Film Production hosted by English and humanities instructor Brian Palecek, will be shown in the Russell Reid Auditorium at the ND Heritage Center. Following the film will be a conversation with Wendt and Palecek.

June 28, 2 p.m. The Trønder Boys Old-Time Orchestra
The Trønder Boys Old-Time Orchestra will perform a free public concert at the ND Heritage Center auditorium on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Organized by three members who have performed toe-tapping music for more than 40 years, the group often performs on Norwegian television and radio. 


Mondays in June, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Junior Soldier's Club. Children of all ages can enjoy learning about the life of soldiers at Fort Abercrombie 1858 - 1877. Fun stories, games and activities! FREE EVENT! Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, near Fargo and Wahpeton.

June 20-21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT. 
History Alive! 

A public program featuring “James Liberty Fisk," portrayed by Arch Ellwein. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston.

Each Friday in June, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fun Fridays. For children of all ages: Music, singing, lawn games/activities, free lemonade.  Former Governors' Mansion, Bismarck.

See more events by clicking here.


Gary Miller Prints and Posters
The Heritage Center Museum Store sells more than 80 different prints and five posters by North Dakota artist Gary Miller (1935-2003).  Miller’s paintings and illustrations of rural life, depicting both past and present, earned him numerous honors and awards including many “People’s Choice” awards.  In 2003, Miller received the State of North Dakota Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the governor in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the visual arts.

Museum Store Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 701.328.2879


Summer brings many tourists to the ND Heritage Center. Many visitors are genealogists and historians.  The State Archives holds books and collections that document the history and formation of North Dakota and the people who live here.
Family historians and researchers can find a link to the past through resources such as state and local government records, newspapers, manuscript collections, maps, photographs, film, and audio footage.The Archives is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact or visit the web page.

View the Archives


Beautiful photos in beautiful spaces!

The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum has become a popular destination for area photographers. From baby photos to wedding photos, the indoor and outdoor spaces provide a beautiful backdrop.

Please view our photography guidelines and call our Visitor Services staff to plan your photo shoot!

Guidelines for photography in the ND Heritage Center & State Museum



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