New & Upcoming Exhibits
North Dakota and the Great War tells the WWI story of North Dakota through materials from our collections. View military weapons, documents, gear, and more.
Now open in the James. E Sperry Gallery
Learn about the women's role in WWI in the US and Canada through this exhibit on loan from the International Peace Garden.
Now open in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery
World War I Posters
In 1916, Melvin Gilmore, curator for the State Museum, began collecting Canadian, British, French, and American posters created to gain support for the war. Today the collection contains 966 posters. See a sampling of these posters on display.
Now open in the Auditorium Hallway
Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, from the satellite itself, to its many discoveries, and what the future may hold. On loan from NASA.
Opening Sept. 30 in the Governors Gallery
Photo Credit: European Space Agency
House & Home
Embark on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home. This exhibit has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Opening Nov. 10 in the Governors Gallery
Examine the concepts of health and wellness among contemporary American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. Honoring the native tradition of oral history, the exhibition features personal stories from native people across the country. On loan from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Opening May 23, 2018 in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery
Examine the powerful and continuing relationship between the horse and humans, and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back over more than 50 million years.
Opening June 22, 2018 in the Governors Gallery