Green Revolution Temporarily Closed for Updates
Reopening soon with more of the ND Story
We are excited to announce changes to the Green Revolution exhibit. The exhibit is temporarily closed, and we will reopen with additional North Dakota content in the 5,000-square-foot exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Green Revolution, originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, is part of the world-class Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Visitors can experience gallery areas titled Waste Not, Carbon Footprint, Home Green Home, Composting & Gardening, Energy, and Hybrid House to discover ways to become more eco-friendly.
As with any of our exhibits, we welcome and value public feedback in order to best serve the broad interests of all who visit. Our staff has monitored attendance and listened to comments from visitors since it opened in November 2015. Based on low attendance and public comments that this exhibit would benefit from a more balanced approach and a local flavor, a decision was made to offer a broader story including additions specific to our state. Our staff will incorporate recent local innovations and content about North Dakota contributions to sustainability. No content will be removed from the original exhibit.
“While the national story provides one perspective, we want to add examples of unique and innovative ways North Dakota is approaching some of this green movement,” said State Historical Society Director Claudia Berg. “A team recently met to assess the exhibit to determine what can be added to the storyline that has more state-specific inventions, ideas, and programs that illustrate historic, present, and future sustainable directions.”
Working with Regional and National Experts
Smithsonian representatives are assisting our staff to help enhance the regional story. As is typical with creating all of our new State Museum exhibits, we also look forward to working with North Dakota experts in areas such as agriculture, education, energy, transportation, conservation, and recycling to ensure accuracy of content.
We invite you to visit the Green Revolution again soon!
This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council, and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
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