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Museum Field Services for North Dakota

Through the Field Service Office at the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND), historical societies, museums, and related organizations in North Dakota can access a variety of services and training opportunities. If our staff doesn’t have a ready answer, we can usually connect you with the organizations or individuals who can help. For more information contact the Outreach Coordinator, Danielle Stuckle, at 701.328.2794 or email

Site Visits and Technical Assistance

Organizations can access a variety of services through our field service program—call or e-mailing us with basic questions or request a site visit. We can help answer questions about standards and best practices used in the museum field. We periodically offer workshops and other professional development opportunities. Our staff can also assist you with a variety of self-evaluation programs including:


Lending Library

Organizations eligible to participate in the Lending Library program can also borrow materials to help them develop professionally. A list of books and other resources can be found by following this link. An application form can be found by following this link.

Local History Awards

The SHSND seeks nominations annually for the Local History Awards program to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of history. Nominations may be made in three categories: Excellence in Local History; Heritage Profile Honor; and North Dakota Person of History. The annual deadline to submit nominations is the second Friday in July. More information about the program and nomination forms can be found by following this link.

For more information on these or other field services, contact the Outreach Coordinator, Danielle Stuckle, at 701.328.2794 or email

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