New & Upcoming Exhibits

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"Zip to Zap" 50th Anniversary Exhibit

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of "Zip to Zap." A small exhibit showcasing items and images from the event will be featured.

On display May 2019

Clay horse.

Small Things Considered

This exhibit showcases 14 magnified photos of small artifacts from our archaeological collections. If displayed in a large exhibit case, they might get overlooked. But here, magnified many times their actual size, they get the spotlight they deserve.

Now on display in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery.

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The Horse in North Dakota

50 million years of horse power
A rare opportunity to view remarkable objects and art from the State Historical Society collections.

Now open in the Governors Gallery

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Chisels and Shavings: North Dakota Woodcarvings

Our newest exhibit displays contemporary and historic woodcarvings that use different techniques, including some traditional cultural styles.

Now open in the Red River Hall