The Dakota people have a rich history and culture, and it is important that they tell their own stories and share their own perspectives of American History. The Dakota today have lived in exile from these places and just as a child taken from its Mother, they often long to go home. The presentation will discuss the history of the Dakota and the impacts of legislation such as the Removal Act of 1863 and how the Dakota came to live on the various reservations. Free with Museum admission
Join us for the opening reception of our latest Clay County exhibit: Wet and Dry: Alcohol in Clay County 1871-1937, which explores the spirited debates around the morality of alcohol, from our Wild West birth through the end of Prohibition.
Refreshments provided, fine local beers for sale. Ribbon cutting at 4:15, after party at Rustica’s.
Join artist and NDSU professor Kent Kapplinger on a tour of the art included in the exhibits Imprinting the West and Manifestation. He will provide insight into the printing process that allowed the mass production of images that shaped 19th Century citizens’ ideas of the West and discuss the contemporary printmaking techniques used by artist Laura Youngbird. Tour free with Museum admission.