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Heritage Center Expansion Project

Thousands attended the Nov. 2, 2014, celebration marking the 125th anniversary of statehood and the grand opening of the expanded North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and its final two galleries—the Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today and the Governors Gallery.

The State Museum tells the stories of North Dakota from its earliest geologic formation to contemporary times. Four new galleries tell the fascinating story of North Dakota:

A new children's exhibit area, The Treehouse, will open in 2015.

This slideshow chronicles the construction of the expansion project. See history in the making.

Thanks to all the great partners who have made an investment in telling the story of North Dakota's rich heritage!

Learn more about the expansion... watch our expansion video, click here for Heritage Center exhibit updates, and visit the State Historical Society Foundation website.

Help the expansion effort... Donate today!

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