"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 Season
The Mandan Historical Society completed its third season of seasonal operation of a local historical museum 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 or telephone.
Individuals and group volunteers are needed to staff the museum. Training will be provided. Please contact the office by telephone or email. All are welcome.
2022 History Harvest Fun !
This year's event on August 7 featured the introduction of our children's mascots.
Mandiana Joan and Joe are twin siblings who love exploring history. They will featured in subsequent events and promotional materials for the Society.
Also new this year, a free, hands-on butter churning demonstration was held funded by a grant from the Mandan Visitor Fund. Kids 3 to 93 were given a chance to churn their own butter.
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; PO Box 98; Mandan, ND 58554 Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org