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(701) 548-8111
PO Box 86
Dunn Center, ND 58626
Events 

 

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CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
2020 EVENTS

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE!

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the
Dunn County Historical Society

will be held by mail due to the pandemic. 

Members will receive a meeting notice and nomination form soon. 
Nomination forms need to be returned by Oct.19th.

Once those forms are compiled,
a ballot and some further information

will be mailed.
Ballots must be returned by Nov.15th.
Votes will then be compiled and results
announced here on the web page, after Nov.17th. 
If you are a member and don't receive the
mailings please call 701-548-8150 and
we will get a copy out to you.  
If you are not a member yet and would like to join,
please call the number just above,
or email:dunncountymuseum@ndsupernet.com

to request a membership form.  
POSITIONS OPEN:

Board of Directors
(2) 3 year terms

(1) 1 year term (filling a vacancy caused by resignation)

NEW BOARD MEMBERS, AS WELL AS NEW GENERAL MEMBERS, ARE WELCOME!!


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DUNN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S
   FUNDRAISING RAFFLE   

    
                                        

       

Drawing was held September 25, 2020  

PRIZE WINNERS ARE LISTED BELOW!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!


  1. 4 Oil Changes ($200 value) - Charbonneau: Roger Stein
  2. 2 New York Strip Steaks, 2 Filet Mignon, 4 lbs. Ground Beef – DUNN Burgers: Linda Cooksey
  3. Big Horn Propane Grill – 3 Burner – Clay Butte Ranch: Jim and Deb Allmendinger
  4. 20 Volt DeWALT Orbital Sander – Western Choice: Nola Hutchinson
  5. 10 Gallon Portable Air Tank – Western Choice: Curt Brinkman
  6. Genesis 7 ¼” Circular Saw – Western Choice: Ramona Dressler
  7. 23 Piece DeWALT Socket Set – Western Choice: Clyde L. Moldenhauer
  8. Lincoln Hand Grease Gun – Western Choice: Glenn Pedersen
  9. $50 Gift Card – The Pipe Bar & Grill: Millie M. Hauck
  10.  $50 Gift Certificate – Killdeer Dairy Queen: Anne L. Vaagen
  11.  Hesston Belt Buckle – Prairie Implement: Arlene Helling
  12.  T 9 600 New Holland Toy Tractor 1/64 Scale – Trevor Hauck: Herbert Weidner

                               *Thank you, prize donors and ticket purchasers
                            for your support in this challenging time!
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Due to Covid - 19, we did not have our annual
Cream Can Supper and Silent Auction. 

Proceeds from the raffle will help equip the Dunn County
Museum to safely re-open to the public in the future!

                    
                         
                       

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The following letter is being mailed to members and
some who have purchased raffle tickets in past years.

If you didn't receive a copy, we would be happy to get tickets to you! 
Please call any of the three numbers listed right above.

No tickets are available at the museum due to the closure.

 

 

 

                                                                                       August 2020

 

Dear Friend:

 

The Dunn County Historical Society has been preserving Dunn County History at the Dunn County Museum for forty-  four years.  The DCHS was presented with a new challenge this year and made the unfortunate decision to keep the Dunn County Historical Museum closed to visitors for the foreseeable future.  This also included cancelling our annual fundraising event – the Cream Can Supper. 

 

We will still be holding our annual Raffle.  We will use the proceeds to help to equip our Museum Facilities for the future to be able to be open to the public again.  The Raffle will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

 

We have enclosed four tickets for our raffle.  We are hoping that you would be willing to contribute by buying these four tickets.  If you would like to purchase additional tickets, you can return the stubs from these four tickets along with a check for them and any additional tickets.  A book of 10 tickets can be purchased for $45.  If you would like to purchase tickets in memory of or in honor of someone, we will recognize that in the Tales and Trails.  If you are able to offer any additional assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Please return your tickets for the raffle by Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to the DCHS, PO Box 145, Killdeer, ND  58640.  

 

Thank you for your consideration of this fundraising request for the Dunn County Historical Society.

 

The Dunn County Historical Society Board of Directors

 

Trevor Hauck, President

 

 

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Dunn County Historical Society's Annual Fundraiser Event!!

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 CREAM
CAN SUPPER 
          2020 MEAL WAS CANCELLED DUE TO 
       THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS.

We are still had a raffle even though we were not able to

host the annual supper.   Info on raffle is above.

         Thanks for your patience!
We look forward to

                                                      seeing everyone in 2021!                                                       

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Wondering what a Cream Can Supper is? 
Please scroll down to our "Past Events" section...

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SORRY, TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE
TO COVID -19 MUSEUM CLOSURE.
We look forward to hosting groups in the future.

SCHOOL GROUPS 

ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE MUSEUM DURING THE YEAR

even when we don't have regular daily hours!

  PLEASE CALL AHEAD!

Activities are available,
including a scavenger hunt
and possible use of

our one room school house

for a "Pioneer School Day"!

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Commemorative Blankets, Mugs & Vests
are available through our Store Page on this website.  
They make great gifts!  


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ON - GOING

MONTHLY MEETING

    

    WRITE ON!

 

SORRY MEETINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID - 19 PRECAUTIONS.

DUNN COUNTY WRITERS
meets the first Tuesday of every month,
6 to 8 PM, at the Dunn County Museum
in Dunn Center.

(Subject to change.)

  

   Each meeting features Meet & Greet
and a workshop-style Guided Writing Exercise
followed by sharing.

DCW is an innovative and independent gathering
of grassroots writers on the Western Edge. 
We offer a supportive environment for exploring all facets
of creative writing.
  All genres and experience levels are welcome.

For more information contact:
dunncountywriters@hotmail.com 


New members always welcome to join!

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*NEWS FLASH!*

SPECIAL EXHIBIT
HELD OVER !!

ORIGINAL RESTORED MILITARY ESCORT WAGON  

NOW ON DISPLAY!!!

Our museum is proud to announce the loan of this wonderful piece of history!

Featured in a front page article in the Dickinson Press!

Please see photos on
our "About Us" page.

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THE DUNN COUNTY MUSEUM HAS A SPECIAL EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY
AT THE HIGH PLAINS CULTURAL CENTER IN KILLDEER

Featured cases include a display of recently digitized Leo Harris photos,
Killdeer history, an extensive record album collection,
county and railroad history, a collection of Centennial china,
and much more!

Admission is free!

Stop by to see what's new!

SQUARE DANCE MEMORIBILIA
& MINIATURE DISH COLLECTION
Thanks to the Schaper Family and Millie Hauck!

 

 

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Dunn Center 4th of July Events

 

The City of Dunn Center is

now sponsoring these events.

Please check with them for more information.

701-548-8130

 

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Past events....



CREAM CAN SUPPER
Here's the info from 2019 

THE WEATHER WASN'T CO-OPERATIVE FOR THE SEPT. 7, 2019 SUPPER, BUT THOSE WHO BRAVED THE POURING RAIN WERE TREATED TO ENTERAINMENT BY THE PRAIRIE ROSE CHORUS OF THE SWEET ADELINES, A WARM & FILLING MEAL FOLLOWED BY DELICIOUS HOME MADE ICE CREAM BY DAVID WATKINS, AND A TIME OF CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!

 

The Cream Can Supper meal is sausage and a variety of vegetables boiled
together in an authentic old fashioned cream cans. 

Rolls, pickles, an array of home made desserts - including handmade
ice cream by David Watkins - coffee and lemonade
will be served with meal.

Families welcome!!

2019 INFO BELOW
2020 SUPPER IS CANCELLED

Kids not excited about sausage and veggies? 

There will be a kids meal option available - Taco in a Bag - for those 12 and under!

2019 Price was: Adults: $20; Kids 6-12: $5; under 6: Free

Price includes meal, admission to the museum, music performance,
old time demonstrations, & the chance to win door prizes. 
And, you will be supporting the museum and it's future exhibits!

Special pricing available for nursing home or assisted living facility groups; call for info. 


All Museum gift shop items available for sale, including limited edition Anniversary Souvenirs!

Please see the store page on this website
for photos & descriptions of the

anniversary souvenir items.

 

Museum is open free of charge for dinner guests

for short visits beginning at 4PM on that evening.

Some areas may not be open if the weather is poor and we have
to set up tables inside.
But the supper happens rain or shine!

(Regular admission applies 10AM to 4PM that day.)

                                                                 

 

AUTHOR VISIT AND WRITING WORKSHOP!!

Celebrate National Family History Month!

Charlotte Renner Locklear,  
author of “Greener Pastures”
was at the
Dunn County Museum, Dunn Center
Sun. Oct.13, 2019 1 to 4 PM MT

Charlotte read from her recent book, which is a history of the Kopp and Renner families of the Richardton area.  She also lead a workshop on writing your own family’s history, give tips on writing form, answered questions
and signed copies of her book.
 
“Greener Pastures” was available for purchase at the event.

Copies are also still available through the Dunn Conuty Museum.

Refreshments were served; all writing abilities welcome!

Free and open to the public.

More info: 701-260-1650 or www.dunncountymuseum.org

Co-sponsored by Dunn County Writers &
Dunn County Historical Society

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Past Event:  Took place on.....

Sun. Nov. 24, 2019

2:00 pm Mountain Time

ANNUAL MEETING
of the
DUNN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Business Meeting,
including election of 3 directors:
2 for three year terms, and one for a two year term.

Bill Flaget, Trevor Hauck and Pam Hartman were

re-elected to the open director's positions.

Refreshments were served & door prizes drawn.

New members are always welcome.
Please join us next year - date TBA!


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2019 Fundraiser Raffle

All proceeds go to future museum projects!

Winners were drawn at the Cream Can Supper Sept. 7.

PRIZES:

1) Quarter beef, processed
2) Four $25 gift certificates for the Buckskin Bar & Grill,
Killdeer, ND

3)Killdeer Aquatic Center - 1 month pass

4) Case International 886 Toy Tractor 
1/16th scale diecast collectible,
donated by West Plains Implement

5) Shakespeare  AG 25 Agility Fishing Reel,

donated by Andrus Outdoors

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SUMMER 2018
We celebrated the opening of the
interior exhibits in the newly renovated
Manning Bank building.
Many of the major pieces are now in the Bank.
Final exhibit completion is ongoing.

Work is being done on the back room, incorporating the donation of the ORIGINAL counter that was in the Bank in the 1920's!
A ribbon cutting & dedication was held
at the Cream Can Supper 9/8/18.
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PAST EVENT:

DEDICATION OF THE NEWLY COMPLETED 

DUNN COUNTY MUSEUM

VETERAN'S MONUMENT
TOOK PLACE ON
MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 29, 2017

in the courtyard at the Museum. 

  Over 110 people attended!

   Ceremony was co-ordinated by the Killdeer VFW

and Halliday Auxiliary

Community Band provided music.

POT LUCK LUNCH FOLLOWED
AT THE MUSEUM


PLEASE STOP BY TO SEE THE NEW MONUMENT

Join us in honoring Dunn County veterans who gave
their lives in service to their country.

89 names are inscribed on the monument.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

2020

A parade and other events may be taking place in Dunn Center. 

Please call the City Hall at 701-548-8130 for details.

Sorry, the museum won't be open that day.


                                                                                                                                                           Parade  of March 20, 2010

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