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2014 Governor's History Conference An Uncommon History- Schedule

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Introductions & Opening Remarks

8:45-9:30 a.m.

An Uncommon History:Looking Back and Forward by Merlan Paaverud

9:30-9:45 a.m.


9:45-10:30 a.m.

North Dakota Studies For Everyone by Neil Howe
Before the legislation
PPTV, ND Humanities Council, Center for Distance Learning
4th, 8th, High School, Habitats
Partners, providers
New 8th Grade and the website
The future

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Here's to You Mr. Robinson by Kim Porter
Explores the study of North Dakota history over the nearly 60 years since the publication of Dr. Elwyn B. Robinson’s seminal History of North Dakota.  Along the way, the presenter (Porter?) posits what Robinson may have gotten wrong, what he may have gotten right, where the study of the state’s history is headed, and why we should care.  After all, in Paul Simon’s lyrics the purpose for our studies is revealed: “We’d like to help you learn to help yourself”.

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Paleontology Meets the Paintbrush by Becky Barnes
Gallery Visits

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Local History Awards

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-1:45 p.m.

Special Delivery: The Significance of Post Offices in Rural Communities by Amy Phillips, Steven Bolduc, with Illustrations by Wayne Gudmanson

1:45-2:30 p.m.

The Father of North Dakota's Petroleum Industry: The Thomas W. Leech Story by Clarence Herz

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:30 p.m.

Famous People Everywhere Are From Places Just Like These by Steve Martens

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Lakȟóta Horse Culture—Šuykáwakȟay Wičhóay by Dakota Goodhouse

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