Interpreting Agriculture

While the daily lives of all of museum visitors are impacted by farming, less than 2% have personal, direct, experience with the ag industry. This workshop explores the role of agriculture in our culture, society, economy, and history. You will learn to build engaging visitor experiences and a sense of place around ag-related history, documents, and objects.

Be able to:

  •  Identify major themes in agricultural history
  •  Recognize the importance of agriculture in our daily lives
  •  Connect audiences to ag history in compelling and meaningful ways
  •  Use a variety of educational techniques, including objects, primary sources, and gallery spaces, to create engaging visitor experiences
  •  Lead straightforward, hands-on programming with a basic interpretive toolkit
  •  Apply what you've learned to your own museum or historic site

This is a one-day workshop taking place in-person at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, in Bismarck, ND. There is no fee to participate, but all attendees must register at Lunch will be included. For more information, contact Dani Stuckle at

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