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Grand Opening

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Grand Opening! ND Heritage Center & State Museum
Grand Opening!

November 2, 2014
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ND Heritage Center
& State Museum

All events are FREE

AGENDA

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 cyclorama

11:45 a.m.   A vocal performance by Chuck Suchy, Corridor of History

Noon   Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Presentation by ND Governors

12:30 p.m.   Doors open to two new galleries, the Governors Gallery and the Inspiration Gallery, following ceremony

12:30 - 2 p.m.   Pine Needle Baskets Demonstration by Eileen McEnroe in the Museum Store

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.   Steve Stark of Fargo presents “The Path to Statehood”, Russell Reid Auditorium

2 p.m.   A Patriotic Concert by Bismarck-Mandan Elks Chorus, Missouri River Event Center

2 p.m.   “Make Marionettes” children’s activity, Missouri River Event Center

2 - 2:25 p.m.   History of the Flute presentation by Kevin Locke, Early Peoples Gallery

2 - 3:30 p.m.   Ukrainian Eggs Painting Demonstration by Janice Fleharty in the Museum Store

2 - 6 p.m.   Metalworks demonstration by Norik Astvatsaturov

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

3:30 - 5 p.m.   Cottonwood Tree Jewelry Demonstration by Suzy Beehler in the 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 Jesse Veeder and Gene Veeder, Northern Lights Atrium

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
State Museum and Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710
email: histsoc@nd.gov