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Spooktacular Fashion: Four Vintage Halloween Masks

Spooktacular Fashion: Four Vintage Halloween Masks

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.

10/26/20 (Mon)

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Wouldn't It Be Wunnerful, Wunnerful?

Wouldn't It Be Wunnerful, Wunnerful?

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.

10/19/20 (Mon)

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An Army of Aluminum Foil Mannequins Takes Shape

An Army of Aluminum Foil Mannequins Takes Shape

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.

10/14/20 (Wed)

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Miss America’s Gown & Wonder Woman Boots Have Arrived!

Miss America’s Gown & Wonder Woman Boots Have Arrived!

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.

10/09/20 (Fri)

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Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style

Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style

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.

10/02/20 (Fri)

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Clell Gannon Mural Found at Heritage Center

Clell Gannon Mural Found at Heritage Center

In June, while the Heritage Center was closed to the public due to COVID-19, a team from the Museum’s collection staff discovered a 90-year-old mural hiding in an unmarked box.

9/16/20 (Wed)

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MHA Nation Grants $100,000 for Native American Hall of Honor

MHA Nation Grants $100,000 for Native American Hall of Honor

The Foundation received a $100,000 gift from the MHA Nation to fund the Native American Hall of Honor annual honoree video shorts. 

7/27/20 (Mon)

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Leach Foundation donates $600,000 for Great Plains Theater in Heritage Center Expansion

Leach Foundation donates $600,000 for Great Plains Theater in Heritage Center Expansion

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.

1/07/14 (Tue)

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Norwegian Ambassador Tours North Dakota Heritage Center During Visit Across State

Norwegian Ambassador Tours North Dakota Heritage Center During Visit Across State

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.

7/29/13 (Mon)

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SHSND Receives $4.2 Million Foundation Check for ND Heritage Center Expansion

SHSND Receives $4.2 Million Foundation Check for ND Heritage Center Expansion

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.

7/14/13 (Sun)

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