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Need Help? (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is it?

The Society may identify an item and provide interpretation. However, we can not provide an appraisal of the value of the item. Public Questions form. Your question will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff.   You will receive a response within 30 days.

What is it worth?

The Society may identify an item and provide historic interpretation.   However, we can not provide an appraisal of the value of the item.

How do I care for it?

The Society offers workshops, technical bulletins, and advice on a variety of collection care concerns. Public Questions form. Your question will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff.   You will receive a response within 30 days.

Do you have...?

The Society has thousands of items donated by individuals and families over the last century.  These items are valuable for research, education, and exhibits.  Public Questions form. Your question will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff.   You will receive a response within 30 days.

Can I see...?

The collections of the Society are available for research.  People frequently return to view items donated by family members.  To research or view items, please request an appointment. Public Questions form. Your request will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff.   An appointment will be made for a mutually agreeable date and time.  You will receive a response within 30 days.

Can we borrow...?

The Society may only lend items to other museums or historical societies that meet certain standards.   Organizations must review the Outgoing Loan Time Line and complete the Artifact Loan Questionnaire.   Additional questions will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff. You will receive a response within 30 days.  Public Questions form.

Other questions?

The Society frequently answers a variety of questions about the animals, plants, people, and places of North Dakota and the northern great plains.   Do you have a question?  Please fill out a  Public Questions form Your question will be e-mailed directly to the museum staff.   You will receive a response within 30 days.

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
Museum 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