May 17, 2016
Archaeological Presentation “Exploring Chief Looking’s Village” at ND Heritage Center & State Museum
BISMARCK - The public is invited to a free presentation, “Exploring Chief Looking’s Village” on May 22 at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck. Chief Looking’s Village, formerly known as Ward Village, is an earthlodge settlement overlooking the Missouri River. The discussion will include background of this village within the group of Mandan villages centered around the Heart and Missouri Rivers, the history of activities at the site including Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) earthlodge reconstructions, and details of the public tours of the 2016 archaeological project to be conducted June 13-18.
Speakers include Doug Wurtz, president of the ND Archaeological Association, Erik Holland, curator of education for State Historical Society of North Dakota, and Aaron Barth, director of the Northern Plains Heritage Foundation, the local coordinating non-profit for the Northern Plains National Heritage Area.
This program is part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s Sensational Sundays program. Sensational Sundays are free programs sponsored by the State Historical Society that include a variety of lectures, concerts, movies, and tours that provide engaging, educational, historic, and cultural information. For more information contact Erik Holland, curator of education, at 701.328.2792. Find a calendar of upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events.
Contact: Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
See More News Releases