Our Mission: To identify, preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people.
The Society is under the supervision of the 12-member State Historical Board. The board appoints the Director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota to administer the agency and carry out policies and directives. The agency is organized into six divisions:
President: Margaret Puetz
Vice President: Gereld Gerntholz
Secretary: Albert Berger
Terms Expiring June 30, 2016
Albert Berger, Grand Forks
Terrance Rockstad, Bismarck
Chester Nelson, Bismarck
Terms Expiring June 30, 2017
Diane Larson, Bismarck
Margaret L. Puetz, Bismarck
Terms Expiring June 30, 2018
Gereld Gerntholz, Valley City
Calvin Grinnell, New Town
Sara Otte Coleman, Director, Tourism Division, Department of Commerce
Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State
Mark A. Zimmerman, Director, Parks and Recreation Department
Kelly Schmidt, State Treasurer
Grant Levi, Director, Department of Transportation
Director: Claudia Berg firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director: David C. Skalsky email@example.com
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer: Fern Swenson firstname.lastname@example.org
State Archivist: Ann B. Jenks email@example.com
Director, Communications and Education: Kimberly H. Jondahl firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Museum Division: Mark Sundlov email@example.com
April 8, 2016 – ND Heritage Center, Board Room, 9:00 a.m.
July 8, 2016 – Jamestown, ND – 9:00 a.m. (specific location TBD)
October 14 – ND Heritage Center, Board Room, 9:00 a.m.
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.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
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.