November 2, 2014
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ND Heritage Center
& State Museum
All events are FREE
All Day 125th Birthday Cake, near James River Café
All Day View the Special 125th Statehood Exhibit by State Archives in the Sperry Gallery
10:15 - 11 a.m. Debi Rogers of Bismarck, harp & vocal entertainment, Northern Lights Atrium
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. A vocal performance by The Heritage Singers of Minot, Russell Reid Auditorium
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Stop in the Early Peoples Gallery to meet nationally acclaimed muralist Rob Evans at the
11:45 a.m. A vocal performance by Chuck Suchy, Corridor of History
Noon Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with North Dakota Governors
12:30 p.m. Doors open to two new galleries, the Governors Gallery and the Inspiration Gallery, following
12:30 - 2 p.m. Pine Needle Baskets Demonstration by Eileen McEnroe, Museum Store
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Steve Stark of Fargo presents an illustrated history — “The Path to Statehood”,
Russell Reid Auditorium
1:30 - 4 p.m. Quillwork and beadwork demonstrations by D. Joyce Kitson and Lauren Frank Giago,
Early Peoples Gallery
2 p.m. A Patriotic Concert by Bismarck-Mandan Elks Chorus, Northern Lights Atrium
2 p.m. “Fuzzysaurs” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center
2 - 2:25 p.m. History of the Flute presentation by Kevin Locke, Early Peoples Gallery
2:30 - 3 p.m. Arch Ellwein as Buffalo Hunter Vic Smith, Great Plains Theater
3 p.m. “Learn to Draw a Dinosaur” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center
3 p.m. History of the Flute presentation by Kevin Locke, Early Peoples Gallery
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Virgil Benoit as Antoine Gingras - a Mètis fur trader, Great Plains Theater
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Chippewa and Métis Fiddling, Dancing, and History with Gabe Brien, David Brien, and
Les Thomas, Russell Reid Auditorium
3:30 - 5 p.m. Cottonwood Tree Jewelry Demonstration by Suzy Beehler, Museum Store
4 p.m. “When the Landscape is Quiet Again,” a film about the late Gov. Art Link, Great Plains Theater
4 p.m. “Make Prehistoric Masks” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Musical performance by Greg Hager, Missouri River Event Center
5 - 5:45 p.m. Special performance by Kevin Locke with flute, story telling, and hoop dancing,
Russell Reid Auditorium
5:30 - 6 p.m. Arch Ellwein as Steamboat Captain Grant Marsh, Great Plains Theater
6 - 7 p.m. Special 125th concert by Jessie Veeder and Gene Veeder, Russell Reid Auditorium
*Check each museum gallery for special activities
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.