Remember those inexpensive boxed costumes and uncomfortable masks you’d buy at a local drug store? This week we’re providing a spook-tacular look at four Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style artifacts.
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If you remember Saturday night baths and then being bundled in your pajamas and robe in front of the TV to watch The Lawrence Welk Show on a huge 17-inch screen, you will have your heartstrings strummed in Fashion & Function, scheduled to open in early 2021.
There’s a bit of Mannequin Madness going on in the collections preparation room! The Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style exhibit is taking shape! Get a first glimpse inside the prep area where a mannequin parade is lining up with a unique use of foil tape.
The AEM team continues to dress mannequins for Miss America’s appearance in the upcoming Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style exhibit. You’ll be able to view her Miss America sash and beautiful black velvet coronation gown. The coronation gown is gorgeous, and Cara’s North Dakota story of persistence and grit in attaining her Miss America role is inspiring.
Our Audience Engagement & Museum team is busy creating a new exhibit about fashion in our state. We recently selected more than 120 garments and accessories from the state’s collections to tell stories about North Dakota’s evolving sense of style.Watch for Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style to open early in 2021, at the State Museum in Bismarck.
The Foundation received a $100,000 gift from the MHA Nation to fund the Native American Hall of Honor annual honoree video shorts.
BISMARCK – The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation has given a gift of $600,000 to the expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. It was announced December 18 at the North Dakota Heritage Center.
The Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Wegger Strømmen, and his wife, Cecilie, tour the expanded North Dakota Heritage Center July 29 with the SHSND's Expansion and New Initiatives Coordinator Claudia Berg.
State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) Foundation President Jon McMillan presents a $4.2 million check to SHSND Director Merl Paaverud on July 10 as part of the Foundation’s contribution to the North Dakota Heritage Center expansion project.