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Pembina State Museum - Exhibits

Permanent exhibit cases in museum galleryPermanent Exhibit Gallery
Follow the river graphic in the sidewalk inside to discover 100 million years of the region’s history. See fossils from a time before glacial Lake Agassiz as well as stone and bone tools of the first peoples. Examine the Red River oxcart and other objects of Pembina’s fur trade industry. Investigate the history of frontier military forts and the U.S. and Canadian border survey. Learn about the diverse peoples who call Pembina home, including Native American peoples and Euro-American settlers. Find out about agriculture and transportation industries that continue to play a role in the economics of the Pembina region today.

Temporary Exhibit Gallery
This 1000-square-foot gallery hosts changing exhibits that highlight specific topics in the state’s history, featuring the diverse collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Power of the People
Sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of North Dakota, this exhibit about the process of bringing electricity to rural communities and farmers in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s includes reflections of people who experienced this revolution in technology first hand and features artifacts representing rural life both with and without electricity.

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805 State Highway 59,
Pembina, ND 58271
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Summer Hours (May 1-September 30)
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Winter Hours (October 1-April 30)
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Contact Pembina State Museum:
phone: 701.825.6840

Contact SHSND:
phone: 701.328.2666