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Grand Opening! ND Heritage Center & State Museum
Grand Opening!

November 2, 2014
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ND Heritage Center
& State Museum

All events are FREE


All Day   125th Birthday Cake, near James River Café

All Day   View the Special 125th Statehood Exhibit by State Archives in the Sperry Gallery

10:15 - 11 a.m.   Debi Rogers of Bismarck, harp & vocal entertainment, Northern Lights Atrium

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   A vocal performance by The Heritage Singers of Minot, Russell Reid Auditorium

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Stop in the Early Peoples Gallery to meet nationally acclaimed muralist Rob Evans at the

11:45 a.m.   A vocal performance by Chuck Suchy, Corridor of History

Noon   Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with North Dakota Governors

12:30 p.m.   Doors open to two new galleries, the Governors Gallery and the Inspiration Gallery, following

12:30 - 2 p.m.   Pine Needle Baskets Demonstration by Eileen McEnroe, Museum Store

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.   Steve Stark of Fargo presents an illustrated history — “The Path to Statehood”,
                           Russell Reid Auditorium

1:30 - 4 p.m.   Quillwork and beadwork demonstrations by D. Joyce Kitson and Lauren Frank Giago,
                        Early Peoples Gallery

2 p.m.   A Patriotic Concert by Bismarck-Mandan Elks Chorus, Northern Lights Atrium

2 p.m.   “Fuzzysaurs” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center

2 - 2:25 p.m.   History of the Flute presentation by Kevin Locke, Early Peoples Gallery

2 - 3:30 p.m.   Book signing by Jessica Rockeman and Kimberly Jondahl, Museum Store

2:30 - 3 p.m.   Arch Ellwein as Buffalo Hunter Vic Smith, Great Plains Theater

3 p.m.   “Learn to Draw a Dinosaur” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center

3 p.m.   History of the Flute presentation by Kevin Locke, Early Peoples Gallery

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.   Virgil Benoit as Antoine Gingras - a Mètis fur trader, Great Plains Theater

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.   Chippewa and Métis Fiddling, Dancing, and History with Gabe Brien, David Brien, and
                             Les Thomas, Russell Reid Auditorium

3:30 - 5 p.m.   Cottonwood Tree Jewelry Demonstration by Suzy Beehler, Museum Store

4 p.m.   “When the Landscape is Quiet Again,” a film about the late Gov. Art Link, Great Plains Theater

4 p.m.   “Make Prehistoric Masks” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.  Musical performance by Greg Hager, Missouri River Event Center

5 - 5:45 p.m.   Special performance by Kevin Locke with flute, story telling, and hoop dancing,
                        Russell Reid Auditorium

5:30 - 6 p.m.   Arch Ellwein as Steamboat Captain Grant Marsh, Great Plains Theater

6 - 7 p.m.   Special 125th concert by Jessie Veeder and Gene Veeder, Russell Reid Auditorium

*Check each museum gallery for special activities

612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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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