"Those who are alive receive a mandate from those who are silent forever. They can fulfill their duties only by trying to reconstruct precisely things as they were and by wresting the past from fictions & legends." -Czeslaw Milosz
Mandan, a railroad town from the start, our hometown adds to its legacy with more commercial and industrial diversity. You are welcome to explore our website and share in our history.
Museum Closed for 2023 Season
The Mandan Historical Society operated for its 4th season June-August 2023. Our local museum on local history is located on the grounds of the ND State Railroad Museum.
"On-demand" tours for specific groups can also be accommodated with prior arrangements. Contact the office at least 7 days in advance via email.
Additional information on it and the displays can be viewed via the [Museum & Office] menu tab above.
2024 Mandan's Find-a-Hobby Hobby Fair
The Morton-Mandan Library staff sponsored a "Find-a-Hobby" Fair on February 1, 2024. The Mandan Historical Society was one of 28 organizations that offered displays highlighting it's activities and opportunities to become involved.
Your friends and neighbors at the historicial society would welcome new individuals to become involved. Membership previliges include access to the society's records.
Individual volunteers are also needed to staff the museum one to more days each weekend during the summer months. Training will be provided.
Please contact the office by telephone or email. All are welcome.
Meet our Mascots!
Mandiana Joan and Joe are twin siblings who love exploring history. They are being featured at our live events and in promotional materials for the Society.
Maybe they can help you answer a question for your school project. Contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation of our website and online record database, and preservation of relevant artifacts needs more than the time and effort our volunteers provide. Please consider a monetary contribution to the Mandan Historical Society. Donations to our IRS part 501(c) organization may be tax-deductable.
While the city of Mandan is defined by its legal boundaries, the community and historical impact of Mandan knows no limits. Please feel free to express your comments and offer suggestions to our programs, activities and content of our website.
The MHSoc's museum and office is located at 3827 30th Avenue NW; Mandan, ND 58554 Contact us at email@example.com