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Heritage Center Expansion Project

Now open in the Heritage Center & State Museum are the first two galleries – the Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time and the Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples. Also open are the new Museum Store, new Great Plains Theater, the renovated Russell Reid Auditorium, select hallway exhibits, and more.

The children's exhibit area, The Treehouse, will open in 2015. The final galleries, the Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today and the Governors Gallery, will open Nov. 2, 2014, in conjunction with our grand opening and North Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood.

We will be continually updating the slideshow on this page with images of the construction progress, so check back often.

Thanks to all the great partners who have made an investment in telling the story of North Dakota's rich heritage!

Learn more about the expansion... watch our expansion video, click here for Heritage Center exhibit updates, and visit the State Historical Society Foundation website.

Help the expansion effort... Donate today!

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