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Governor’s History Conference

Celebrating 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act
Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23 | North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Registration will be available Aug. 22

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SATURDAY

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, "Why Do Old Places Matter?"

Steve Martens, former Professor of Architecture, North Dakota State University, "Knowing One's Places: The National Register and the Privilege of Discovery"

Kimball Banks, Director of Strategic Development, Metcalf Archaeological Consulting, Inc., Golden, Colorado, "The National Historic Preservation Act: Past, Present, and Future"

AND MORE, including historic preservation efforts at the Stutsman County Courthouse State Historic Site, bank stabilization at Double Ditch State Historic Site, and oral traditions as history

5 p.m.

Reception at the Former Governors' Mansion, and Cathedral District house tour available for a limited number of participants

SUNDAY

10:30 a.m.

Guy Paulson, Fargo-based artist, "Stave Church Project"

Afternoon

United Tribes Technical College tour and presentation

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