TRAVEL AND TOURISM: N.D. historic sites to open May 16 for summer seasonsNorth Dakota historic Sites from Gingras Trading Post near Walhalla, N.D., to the Whitestone Hill Battlefield near Kulm, N.D., and Fort Buford at Williston will open May 16 for the summer season.
By: Herald Staff Report,
North Dakota historic Sites from Gingras Trading Post near Walhalla, N.D., to the Whitestone Hill Battlefield near Kulm, N.D., and Fort Buford at Williston will open May 16 for the summer season.
Other sites opening that day are Chateau de Mores, Medora, N.D.; Fort Totten, near Devils Lake; Fort Abercrombie, near Fargo and Wahpeton; the Former Governors’ Mansion and Camp Hancock, Bismarck; and Fort Clark Trading Post, near Washburn, N.D.
Fort Abercrombie and the Chateau de Mores opened new interpretive centers in 2008; the one at the Chateau is open year-round.
Also open year-round:
— Pembina State Museum, a regional museum of the State Historical Society of North Dakota that features a seven-story observation deck that presents a panoramic view of the Red River Valley area and includes historical exhibits.
— The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston, which features exhibits telling the early and modern history of the area.
— The North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, home of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, featuring exhibits exploring life on the Northern Plains, from prehistory to the present.
Many of the sites will feature special festivals, observances and weekend entertainment.
— History Alive! portrays historic figures from North Dakota’s past and includes De Mores Day on June 14 in Medora in honor of the Marquis de Mores’s 151st birthday.
— The Killdeer Mountain History Hike on July 25 is a guided hike to the top of Killdeer Mountain and a program about the 1864 Battle of Killdeer Mountain and Medicine Hole.
— Gingras Day! is Aug. 8 and celebrates the Metis culture and 19th-century fur trade era and features traditional music at the Gingras Trading Post.
— The Annual Lawn Party will be Aug. 9 at the Former Governors’ Mansion in Bismarck.
— The 27th annual Fort Buford Sixth Infantry Frontier Military Encampment will be Aug. 15-16.
— Whitestone Hill Battlefield’s 10th annual Education Field Day will be Sept. 4.
— The 17th annual Living History Field Day will be Sept. 14 at Fort Totten.
For more information, call (701) 222-1966 or visit www.statehistoricalfoundation.com. For info about events and programs: (701) 328-2666 or www.history.nd.gov.
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