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Pembina State Museum - Events

Permanent exhibit cases in museum gallery

Permanent Exhibit Gallery
Follow the river graphic in the sidewalk inside to discover 100 million years of the region’s history.  See fossils from a time before glacial Lake Agassiz as well as stone and bone tools of the first peoples.  Examine the Red River oxcart and other objects of Pembina’s fur trade industry.  Investigate the history of frontier military forts and the U.S. and Canadian border survey.  Learn about the diverse peoples who call Pembina home, including Native American peoples and Euro-American settlers.  Find out about agriculture and transportation industries that continue to play a role in the economics of the Pembina region today.

Temporary Exhibit Gallery
This 1000-square-foot gallery hosts changing exhibits that highlight specific topics in the state’s history, featuring the diverse collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Opening January 11, 2008 will be Emigrants from the Empires: North Dakota’s Germans.  This exhibit investigates what it means to be German in North Dakota.  Artifacts, photographs, and documents tell the story of who they are, how and why they emigrated, and how their culture and traditions still thrive in North Dakota.  This exhibit will be displayed through January 5, 2010.

May 16- Sept. 15, 9 am - 6 pm, Mon.-Sat., 1 pm - 6 pm., Sun.
Sept. 16 - May 15, 9 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Sat., 1 pm - 5 pm, Sun.
The Museum Store closes one half-hour before the museum closes.
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Contact Us:
805 Highway 59
PO Box 456
Pembina, ND 58271
Phone: 701-825-6840
Fax: 701-825-6383