The following exhibits are currently available to view at the Marie Rudel Portner Room, NDSU Libraries:

“The Story of the Germans from Russia: Germans Who Journey to Russia, and Then to America Seeking Freedom and Prosperity”
Tells the story of the Germans from Russia in a timeline format.

“Preserving Architecture: Sustaining German-Russian Heritage”
This exhibit describes the architectural techniques employed by the Germans from Russia when they settled the Northern Plains. It also includes a few historic sites in North Dakota that demonstrate these techniques.

“Homesteads of North Dakota, from the Father William C. Sherman Photograph Collection”.
This exhibit highlights photographs from the Father William C. Sherman Photograph Collection, which encompasses over 13,000 black and white photographs, negatives, color slides, floor plans, and site survey documents. The subjects include houses, sheds, barns, and various agricultural structures. The Sherman Collection photographs can be viewed at

“Iron Spirits: North Dakota Blacksmith made Grave Crosses Wrought-Iron Crosses” 
Photography exhibit from the book, Iron Spirits, published by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. 

The Prairie Public documentary posters feature the award-winning television documentary of the Germans from Russia Series.

Quillwork of Wheat Straw Artwork

Wrought Iron Cross by Jeff Malm

Past Exhibits: 

Additional Exhibits produced by other museums and archives: