News from the State Historical Society of North Dakota
September 2016
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ND Governor's History Conference:
Celebrating 50 Years of the
National Historic Preservation Act

October 22-23

North Dakota Heritage Center
& State Museum, Bismarck

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Leo LaLonde Photograph Collection

Leo LaLonde was one of North Dakota's best known photographers, and he worked as chief photographer for the Bismarck Tribune for nearly a quarter century.

Read the rest of the story in Plains Talk online.

See many of LaLonde's photographs in the State Archives collection by visiting
Digital Horizons, an online treasure house of thousands of images, documents, video, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today.

People of the Upper Missouri

The confluences of the Knife, Heart, and Missouri Rivers have been the home and meeting place of peoples of many cultures centuries. This online exhibit explores the history of Plains Village Culture along the upper Missouri river, from 1400-1862, specifically that of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples. Interactive U.S. and world time-lines set a context for local events.

View the online exhibit here.


North Dakota’s State Historic Sites: A Bird’s-Eye View
by Timothy Reed

Photo: Aerial view of Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site taken November 2013

A fellow blogger recently wrote that a visit to one of North Dakota’s state historic sites is “a bit like traveling in time.” As my friend wrote, “A visit can give me a better perspective on what is happening in my own time.”

Read the rest of this blog post here.

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Resources for Educators and Students

The website has direct links to all North Dakota Studies resources provided for grades four, eight, and high school at the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

For more information, contact the North Dakota Studies Coordinator Neil Howe at 701-205-7802 or


The North Dakota Studies Newsletter is published semi-annually and is distributed to students, teachers, schools, libraries, and others throughout North Dakota. Read it online!

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Free Family Movie Showing at the
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Sept. 24
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"Little Kids, Big World"
Toddler and Preschool Programs at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Sept. 19 - "Little Historian"
Sept. 26 - "Dino Dimensions"
9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Green Revolution Recycled Art Class
In our three-session course you will create recycled star-shaped books from handmade paper

Oct. 1 - make your own handmade paper.
Oct. 8 - assemble recycled books from the handmade paper.
Oct. 15 - write, draw, and discuss light, Earth, stars, and the Northern Lights.
$10 supply fee. Maximum of 15 students. Register at recycled-art.ev​

Find more upcoming events at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum at or 701.328.2666.
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Sept. 18 - Concert at the Confluence featuring "Open Range" at 3 p.m. CT. Ric Steinke and Linda Hausler from Livingston, Montanta play vintage country western music and original compositions. For more information, call 701.572.9034.

Sept. 28-29 - 4th Annual Project WET Water Festival at the Confluence Center for area 5th graders. For more information, schools should contact Kerry Finsaas at 701.572.9034.

Find more upcoming events at state historic sites at



The State Historical Society of North Dakota oversees the State Museum, the Pembina State Museum, and 56 historic sites. Our mission is “to preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people.”

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