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Chateau De Mores- Dakota Entrepreneur

Marquis Top Hat

This lesson was written to familiarize students with the background of the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site before a visit. It is important for students to recognize the value of local history and the part it played in the development of North Dakota. The resources of the state historic sites are a valuable asset to the school and community and as such should be explored more fully. The site interprets the life of the Marquis de Mores, a French aristocrat with an entrepreneurial spirit common during this era. Students will read several short articles about the time period, people and places connected to the Chateau. An observation activity with photos of the chateau rooms will enable them to make detailed observations as they visit on their field trip. A suggested extended activity is to write a short travel essay.

Lesson Plan Packet (updated 2016)
Student Reading Overview (updated 2016)

1/8 miles W and 1/8 miles S of
Medora Chimney Park -
west edge of Medora
De Mores Memorial Park -
downtown Medora, ND 58654
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The Interpretive Center is open year round
Summer: Memorial Day-Labor Day
8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MDT, daily, with the last tickets sold at 4:30 p.m.
Winter: Labor Day-Memorial Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. MDT, Tuesday-Saturday, with the last tickets sold at 4 p.m.

The Chateau is open May-October, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Please call to verify.

Chimney Park and DeMores Memorial Park open year round.

Contact Chateau de Mores:
phone: 701.623.4355
fax: 701.623.4921

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phone: 701.328.2666
fax: 701.328.3710
email: history@nd.gov