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The mission of the Bismarck Historical Society is to learn, preserve, and promote the history of Bismarck.






Historical Society Programs & Events:

"Founders Day Celebration"

Join us to celebrate the 145th birthday of Bismarck!  

Date & Time:  Tuesday, July 11 @ 5-8pm

Location:  North Dakota Heritage Center



Upcoming Community Events:

"Happy Birthday to the Bismarck Public Library"

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 13 from 2-4pm

Location: Bismarck Public Library (outside plaza and inside main level areas)

You're invited to a once-in-a-lifetime celebration to commemorate the Library's 100th year of service with music, cupcakes, balloons, and more on the library plaza. Our library history video and library history displays will be available for viewing inside the library. This free event is sponsored by the Bismarck Library Foundation, Inc. and Friends of the Bismarck Public Library.


"History of the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library"

Presenter: Kate Waldera

Date & Time:  Wednesday, May 17 @ 6:30pm

Location:  Meeting Room A @ the Bismarck Public Library (515 N. 5th Street)

Join us as we continue to celebrate the 100th birthday of our library.  We invite you to learn about its humble beginnings as a frontier reading room and the key players during those early times.  See how a community's coordinated effort gained them their cherished library building and continues to support this institution today.



Unable to attend a Bismarck Historical Society program?  Past programs air on Dakota Media Access (cable channel 12 or HD channel 612).  We also have a YouTube channel.  Check our Past Programs and Events page for more information.





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