"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.
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.
Now Open Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-5:00 PM thru Labor Day
Museum Exterior June 2020
Thanks to the generosity of James & Patricia Tostevin, longtime residents of Mandan and descendants of prior owners of the Mandan Pioneer newspaper, the Mandan Historical Society constructed a 560 sq ft space, half of a building, at the ND State Railroad Museum in northwest Mandan.
The museum opened for the season Memorial Day 2020 and will be open and staffed each Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM corresponding to those of the Railroad Museum. We will also be open by appointment for special events.
The Tostevin's monetary gift was supplemented with donations from current Society board members Bob Barr and Kathye Spilman. And through the time and effort of various members investing "sweat equity" during construction, several enhancements could be included in the project.
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 email@example.com