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


"The Art of Einar Olstad"
Now on exhibit at the Pembina State Museum through the end of 2017.

Inspired by the people, scenery, and ranch life of the Dakota Badlands, rancher and artist Einar Olstad (1878-1955) captured the essence of the American West in his whimsical and often humorous portrayals of the Dakota cowboy.

In addition to a wide selection of his evocative paintings, objects relating to ranching life in the 1930s are on display.

For more information, contact Jeff Blanchard at 701.825.6840.
"Bunny Party" at the Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site

Children are invited to a free event, “Bunny Party,“ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site, Bismarck.

The event will feature opportunities for children to pet special guest Beatrice the rabbit. Children can also make a bunny ears hat, dance the bunny hop, play games, and sing spring-themed songs with local children’s entertainer Kittyko. Bunny-themed snacks will be provided. Activities will take place inside the Former Governors' Mansion while Beatrice’s appearance will take place outside if weather permits. For information, contact Johnathan or Kris at 701.328.9528.

National Quilting Day is March 19

The public is invited to a free quilt show showcasing talents of the Capital Quilters of Bismarck on display at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum from March 18 through March 20.

Capital Quilters of Bismarck will conduct quilting classes and offer Open Sewing at the ND Heritage Center on March 19. During Open Sewing, quilters may work on personal projects or finish class projects. Space is limited for classes and Open Sewing. For more information and registration fees, visit

The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston will host the Confluence Quilters March 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT. Join the Confluence Quilters for their monthly meeting and spend time working on your quilting. All experience levels invited and instruction will be provided. Bring your own lunch and unfinished projects. For information, contact Steve or Kerry at 701.572.9034.
  There are many upcoming programs for both children and adults at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

March 19 - Recycled Art: Letter Making

March 19 - Museum Lab: Composting

March 19 - National Quilting Day

March 20 - Sensational Sundays: North Dakota's Geologic Legacy

March 21 - Little Kids, Big World: Working Wind

April 2 - Museum Lab

April 9 - A Vision of the Village: It Takes a Village

April 16 - Museum Lab

April 21 - Earth Day Festival

May 7 - Museum Lab
May 21 - A Vision of the Village: More than Meets the Eye 
May 21 - Museum Lab

Find out more about these upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at 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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