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Heritage Center Worth the Investment

Heritage Center Worth the Investment

Bismarck Tribune Editorial: The North Dakota Heritage Center should be taken to the next level. The plan has been set out. A "Smithsonian on the Prairie" would be created by adding a 97,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art addition to the North Dakota Heritage Center, in time for the 125th anniversary of statehood in 2014. It would cost $52.4 million.

12/21/08 (Sun)

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Governor Hoeven authorizes North Dakota Heritage Center Expansion

Governor Hoeven authorizes North Dakota Heritage Center Expansion

On December 3, Governor John Hoeven authorized $30 million for the expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center. In his 2009-11 Budget Recommendation the Governor provided for $18 million for the project from the general fund and $12 million from special funds to be raised by the agency, for construction of an addition to the Heritage Center.

12/03/08 (Wed)

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State Lions Clubs supporting Heritage Center expansion

State Lions Clubs supporting Heritage Center expansion

Efforts to enhance the interpretation of North Dakota's history are receiving a roaring boost from North Dakota's Lions Clubs. On October 30, the delegates to the 2008 State Lions Convention passed a resolution to support the expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center.

10/30/08 (Thu)

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Fall Luncheons a Great Success!

Fall Luncheons a Great Success!

More than 300 people from across North Dakota joined the State Historical Society of North Dakota and its Foundation at eight luncheons across the North Dakota during October to see the unveiling of the proposed designs for the expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center.

10/30/08 (Thu)

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New Designs for Proposed $52.4 million expansion

New Designs for Proposed $52.4 million expansion

BISMARCK, ND - New architectural designs and a detailed model showing the second phase of expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center are being unveiled at eight luncheons across the state this month. The luncheons, sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) and its Foundation, will show detailed design concepts for the $52.4 million expansion project. The 2007 North Dakota Legislature appropriated $1.5 million for the expanded designs for the 97,000-square-foot-addition.

10/10/08 (Fri)

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New Passport to North Dakota History Published

New Passport to North Dakota History Published

A Passport to North Dakota History, a traveler's guide to North Dakota historic sites, has been republished with a $25,000 donation from Tesoro. This document was designed with dozens of partners and a development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) U.S. Forest Service.

5/06/08 (Tue)

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