With the most recent information regarding COVID-19, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and State Archives are closed to the public until further notice. Interpretive centers/buildings at state historic sites will open on May 23 with the exception of the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site opening on June 15. Learn more

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The North Dakota State Archives is:

  • Responsible for acquiring, preserving, and referencing the documentary holdings of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
  • The official repository of the historic records of state and local government in North Dakota. These records document the organization, function, policies, and transactions of government in counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and in all branches of state government.
  • Curating and preserving manuscript collections that chronicle life across North Dakota. Manuscript collections include letters, diaries, photos, maps, and other unpublished materials from private individuals and organizations.
  • Acquiring and making accessible all types of research materials relating to North Dakota and the Northern Great Plains, including books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, audio recordings, electronic records and resources, moving image, and photographs.

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
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 are open 8 a.m.-noon on Christmas Eve.
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.

Contact Us:
phone: 701.328.2666
email: history@nd.gov

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