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NOW OPEN:

The State Museum at the Heritage Center is open! Experience the first two museum galleries. :. The remaining galleries will open Nov. 2, 2014, our grand opening and North Dakota’s 125th anniversary.

The new east front doors and parking lot are now open! You can now enter through the Northern Lights Atrium!

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Exhibits Update - Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today

Inspiration Gallery:  Yesterday and Today

OPENING 2014

The rich and varied history of North Dakota is shaped by its people across time and place.

The Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today will tell the story of our state and its people through a variety of themes that continues to shape our history: agricultural innovation; industry and energy; settlement, immigration, and migration; conflict and war; our lives, our communities, and cultural expressions.

Agriculture Gallery

Trace the agricultural history of North Dakota. Examine innovations in industry and the impact of energy development. Explore how the state was settled by waves of immigrants and the challenges they faced. Learn about our military tradition, from frontier forts to today’s military engagements. Experience what it means to live in our communities--both rural areas and growing cities. Discover the culture and traditions of various ethnic groups who create the fabric of life in North Dakota.

Conflict Gallery

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Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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