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



Free Kat Perkins Concert
Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m.
outdoors @  ND Heritage Center

Join us at the first performance in the new outdoor Prairie Amphitheater, for a FREE concert by Kat Perkins. Kat is an American singer and songwriter from Scranton, North Dakota. She appeared on The Voice season 6 and advanced to the television show's semifinals. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!
No alcohol is allowed on State Capitol Grounds.
Free Jessie Veeder Concert
Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m.
@ ND Heritage Center

Attend a free public concert on Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the ND Heritage Center by Watford City-based singer and Nashville recording artist Jessie Veeder. She’s celebrating the release of her fourth studio album, “Northern Lights.”

Click here to see our full calendar of events.


The Abolitionists

May 17, 24, and 31, 2 p.m.
@ ND Heritage Center, Bismarck


This three-hour film will be shown in one-hour increments, followed by discussions.

The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.

Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New England newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.


For more information, click here!


Sundays, June 7 through August 2
Sunday History Program, 2 p.m., at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site. History presentations will include Fort Abercrombie, Punitive Expeditions in Dakota Territory, Family Life on the Western Frontier, Transportation on the Red River, Abraham Lincoln, and Ending of the Civil War. Local talent will provide special music at each history program.

May 17, 2015
Flag-raising Ceremony at 1 p.m. conducted by the 6th Infantry Regiment Association frontier army re-enactors. Fort Buford State Historic Site.

May 24-25, 2015
History Alive! A public program featuring a lecture by “Captain Grant Marsh, Steamboat Captain,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

See more events by clicking here.



Now - June 10, 2015

CHANGING AMERICA, a national traveling exhibition, is open at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum through June 10, 2015. 

This exhibition explores the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963:  One hundred years apart, yet profoundly linked.  The exhibition tour is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

For more information click here.



CCC workers constructing stone shelter near Medora. State Archives 10825-01-074. 

The State Archives is creating a new exhibit opening this summer in the Sperry Gallery at the ND Heritage Center. The exhibit will feature the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in developing North Dakota’s state parks.  For information or to donate CCC images or materials to the State Archives, contact Lindsay Schott at or phone at 701.328.1424.

View the Archives


Volunteers Sorting

Heritage volunteers assist the State Historical Society at state historic sites and the ND Heritage Center.

Currently our greatest need is for volunteers at  the ND Heritage Center information desk. Find out more on our website.

Click here to learn more about the Heritage Volunteer Program.

Click here to complete the Volunteer Application Form.



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