April 4, 2016
Free Public Lecture Features Double Ditch Indian Village Painting at ND Heritage Center
BISMARCK – The free lecture series, “A Vision of the Village: The Double Ditch Cyclorama,” featuring presentations about the large Double Ditch painting (cyclorama) on exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, continues on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how this spectacular, 50-foot long original painting by Boston-area artist Robert Evans was conceived, what research went into making it historically accurate, and how it incorporates aspects of Mandan language and culture.
The fourth lecture in this six-part series is “It Takes a Village: Urban Living at Double Ditch.” Presenter Doug Wurtz, president of the North Dakota Archaeological Association, will discuss what life and urban activities were like in the fall at Double Ditch. This presentation uses the cyclorama to illustrate how this "village" was actually a city, where occupants confronted many of the same challenges faced in urban centers today.
The final two presentations in the series are “More Than Meets the Eye: A Closer Look at Mandan Society” on May 21 and “In the Heartland: Natural Resources in Mandan Life” on June 11. Part of the Second Saturdays in the Galleries sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, this series is a partnership with the North Dakota Archaeological Association.
For more information about this lecture series, contact Erik Holland at 701.328.2792. Find out more about additional upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at history.nd.gov or call 701.328.2666.
Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
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