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Press Release - Media Invited to Governorís Tour of ND Heritage Center & State Museum on Opening Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2014
Contact: Kim Jondahl, Communications & Education Director
701.328.1476

Media Invited to Governorís Tour of ND Heritage Center & State Museum on Opening Day

BISMARCKóMedia representatives are invited to attend a special media tour of the new North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum expansion with North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and State Historical Society Director Merl Paaverud. Please join us on opening dayóMonday, April 28ófrom 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Missouri River Event Center (existing lobby) for a special media tour of the new spaces opening to the public for the first time. Because of ongoing exterior construction please use the existing west entrance.

Opening on Monday are the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time, the Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples, select hallway exhibits, the renovated Russell Reid Auditorium, the new Great Plains Theater, and more. Interested media representatives are also welcome to tour through the lower level, featuring expanded storage area for collections, labs, State Historical Foundation offices, and additional office spaces. Two additional museum galleries and other spaces will open on Nov. 2, 2014.

In addition to interviews with Governor Dalrymple and State Historical Society Director Merl Paaverud, State Paleontologist John Hoganson will be available to answer questions about the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time, and Archaeology & Historic Preservation Director Fern Swenson will answer questions about the Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples.

The grand opening, featuring four museum galleries and additional indoor and outdoor spaces, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Kim Jondahl, Communications & Education Director, at 701-328-1476, 701-391-1116, or kjondahl@nd.gov.

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