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10th Anniversary Celebration

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

wall painted with American flag, bald eagle, and Welcome to O-0

July 19-21, 2019

The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site opened for public tours July 2009. On our tenth anniversary, we invite you to the site to help celebrate!

Friday, July 19

Site Tours

10 a.m.–6 p.m.

November-33 Roving Interpreter

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join us at the November-33 Launch Facility as we discuss the details of the uniquely tough missile silos built in the Grand Forks AFB region.

Premiere "Beneath the Plains: The Minuteman Missile on Alert"

7 p.m.

Come to the Cooper Theatre for a free showing of the new National Park Service film "Beneath the Plains", a new history of the Cold War. The 30 minute film will be followed by a Q/A session with Oscar Zero Site Supervisor Rob Branting

Saturday, July 20

Site Tours

10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Leave Your Mark: Oscar-Zero Anniversary poster giveaway

All Day

Missileers, maintainers and those connected with the Minuteman missile pro-gram are encouraged to autograph special edition posters to be given away over the weekend at Oscar Zero A tent and tables will be available for those participating.

Minot Air Force Base UH-1N Huey Static Display

Pending

Weather/Events permitting, a UH-1N Huey helicopter will travel to Oscar Zero. Crews will be available to answer questions regarding their work and the mis-sion of missile site support helicopters.

Yard Games

All Day

Outdoor games were played by above-ground support crewmembers to pass the time at Oscar-Zero. Come play games in Oscar-Zero's big backyard! Bean bag toss, Horseshoes, Ladder-ball and other games will be available.

Cold War Comms: A walking tour

2 and 4 p.m.

Site Supervisor Robert Branting will conduct 15 minute walking tours of the antennas surrounding Oscar-Zero and discuss the importance of the evolution of communications redundancy at missile sites.

Friends of Oscar-Zero Re-organization Meeting

7 p.m.

Supporters of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site are encouraged to join us at the Griggs County Historical Museum for a reorganization meeting of our friends group. Cake and coffee will be available for guests.

Sunday, July 21

Site Tours

10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Leave Your Mark: Oscar-Zero Anniversary poster giveaway

All Day

Missileers, maintainers and those connected with the Minuteman missile pro-gram are encouraged to autograph special edition posters to be given away over the weekend at Oscar Zero A tent and tables will be available for those participating.

Yard Games

All Day

Outdoor games were played by above-ground support crewmembers to pass the time at Oscar-Zero. Come play games in Oscar-Zero's big backyard! Bean bag toss, Horseshoes, Ladder-ball and other games will be available.

Paper Rocket Countdown

Early Afternoon

Oscar Zero's "Launch Pads" will be available for kids to build, design and launch their own paper rockets. Two compressed-air launchers will fire these paper rockets at altitudes of up to 200 feet!

Speaker: Warren Tobin

2 p.m.

Former missileer Warren Tobin relates his experiences in the Air Force along with his role in the preservation of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site.

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: 701.328.2666
email: histsoc@nd.gov