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Press Release - Public Invited to Attend Governor’s History Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2014
Contact: Erik Holland, 701.328.2792
or Kim Jondahl, 701.328.1476

Public Invited to Attend Governor’s History Conference

BISMARCK – The annual Governor’s History Conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. The conference theme is “An Uncommon History,” relating unusual parts of North Dakota history to today’s culture. The conference is open to the public, with a $20 registration fee. “An Uncommon History” is hosted by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and is partially sponsored by the Bismarck Tribune and United Printing of Bismarck.

Speakers include Merl Paaverud, State Historical Society of North Dakota director; Neil Howe, North Dakota Studies program coordinator; Dr. Kimberly Porter of the University of North Dakota; Becky Barnes, North Dakota Geologic Survey; Dr. Amy Phillips of Minot State University at NDSU; Dr. Steven Bolduc of Minnesota State University in Moorhead; Clarence Hertz of Fargo; Steve Martens of North Dakota State University; and Dakota Goodhouse of United Tribes Technical College.

A broad range of topics includes a paleontologist who paints geologic art, the significance of post offices in rural communities, the Lakota horse culture, and more. “We invite the public to take part and learn about some quirky and diverse approaches to history,” said Kimberly Jondahl, Communications and Education director with the State Historical Society. “Participants will enjoy the broad range of engaging topics.”

Registration is $20. Register online and find complete details at For more information, email or call 701.328.2799.

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