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News from the State Historical Society of North Dakota
February 2016
HISTORY FOR everyone.

NEW EXHIBIT
 
DOWNTON ABBEY
"Yggdrasil: The Norwegian-American Carvings of Gaylord “Guy” Paulson"
 
Now on exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck.

Featuring traditional carvings such as tine boxes, tankards, and a kubbestol (Norwegian stump chair).

Admission is free. The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Free event will screen the final episode of Downton Abbey

Local fans can be among the first to see the final episode of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning drama “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck.
 
Prairie Public Television and the State Historical Society of North Dakota will host the free premiere screening followed by complimentary tea and dainties. Fancy hats and clothing are encouraged but not required.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
 
SECOND SATURDAYS
New Native American Hall of Honor Seeks Nominations

The nomination process is now open for the new North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. Located in the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, the Native American Hall of Honor is a new annual program recognizing Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in representing their tribe and culture. The program is a partnership of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the State Historical Society Foundation, recogning traditional and contemporary achievements in four categories:  Arts and Culture, Athletics, Leadership, and Veterans. Go to vimeo.com/155040368 for a short video with information.
 
The induction ceremony will be held each fall as part of the Tribal Summit and United Tribes’ International Powwow. Inductees will be featured in an annual exhibit at the State Museum. Applications can be found at nd.gov/indianaffairs or call the ND Indian Affairs Commission, 701.328.2428.
  A Vision of the Village: The Double Ditch Cyclorama Lecture Series

Join us at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Learn about the large Double Ditch Indian Village painting (cyclorama) in the "Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples".

Free and open to the public.

March 12 -  From Trowel to paintbrush: Archaeology and the Double Ditch Cyclorama

April 9 - It Takes a Village: Urban Living at Double Ditch

May 21 - More Than Meets the Eye: A Closer Look at Mandan Society with special guests Amy Mossett, Cultural Heritage Consultant, MHA Nation, and Calvin Grinnell, Tribal Historian, MHA Nation

June 11 - In the Heartland: Natural Resources in Mandan Life

LITTLE KIDS, BIG WORLD
 
GRANTS AVAILABLE

Join us Monday mornings at 9:30 and 10:30
for Little Kids, Big World, a free interactive
learning series for toddlers and preschoolers.
All children must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian.

February 29 - Fur Trade Fun
March 7 - Little Paleontologist
March 14 - Sacred Bison
March 21 - Working Wind
 
Applications for the 2016 Cultural Heritage Grant are now being accepted.
Learn more...

Application for any of the Cultural Heritage Grant programs are available on the SHSND’s website at history.nd.gov or can be requested by contacting Grants and Contracts Officer, Amy Munson at 701.328.3573 or amunson@nd.gov.
 

 
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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