New & Upcoming Exhibits

Entrance to North Dakota and the Great War Exhibit

North Dakota and the Great War

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

Saving Daylight WWI Poster

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

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness logo

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

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.

Open through July 5 in the Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr. Gallery

The Horse logo

The Horse in North Dakota

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 August 25, 2018, in the Governors Gallery