"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 the 2021 Season....
The Mandan Historical Society completed its second season of operation Labor Day 2021. The scheduled operation resumes Memorial Day 2022; but on-demand small group tours will be accommodated. Contact the museum office via email.
Visitors in its second year of operation doubled, compared to the COVID-19 dampened inaugural season.
Mark your calendars for August 7, 2022 for next years special event including a KIDS EVENT!
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.
New Photographs from History Harvest
A dramatic telling of the story of Custer, life at Ft. Abraham Lincoln in the post Civil War years, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn was staged outdoors each summer 1959-1968 at the Custer Memorial Amphitheater at Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park.
Six photographic prints taken by Bob Feickert were donated by Merry Wetsch. They are posted at this website for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES only. They must not be copied or downloaded without permission from the Feickert family.
The Mandan Historical Society hosted a “History Harvest” event at its museum on the grounds of the ND State Railroad Museum. Volunteers were available to interview guests for oral histories, photograph artifacts and scan photographs artifacts relating to Mandan's history. The information gathered will be preserved in the MHSoc archives and made available for research by members, and/or used on its website or used in future museum displays.
Contribute your stories, photos, or artifacts, stay connected and reach out! Contact our Collections Director if you have photos, audio recordings, or other files that will help document our experiences.
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; PO Box 98; Mandan, ND 58554 Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org