Posted on Tue, 03/21/2023 - 09:44am
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We are excited to present the new traveling exhibit, Building Life and Home on the Prairie: German Russia Homesteads of North Dakota, highlighting the work of Father William C. Sherman, a celebrated reverend, scholar, and educator in North Dakota.

In addition to an opportunity to explore this new exhibit, this event includes a panel discussion about German-Russian architecture, early prairie settlement, historic preservation, and the work of Father Sherman. Please join us for this exciting event!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
5-7pm (program at 5:30pm)

St. Paul’s Newman Center
1141 N University Dr.
Fargo, ND 58102

Please RSVP to help us determine space and catering needs. Kuchen and refreshments provided.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael M. Miller, Emeritus Director, GRHC
  • Thomas Isern, Professor of History & Distinguished Professor, NDSU
  • Heather Fischer, Assistant Professor of Practice, Architecture & Environmental Design, NDSU
  • Steve C. Martens, Emeritus Professor of Architecture, NDSU
  • Wyatt Atchley, Graduate Assistant, GRHC

Questions can be directed to

Sponsored by Friends of the NDSU Libraries, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, and NDSU Press.

The traveling exhibit will remain on display at St. Paul’s Newman Center until May 18, and will then travel to the Prairie Village Museum in Rugby, ND, where it will be on display from June 5-August 21. Future locations to be announced.

Exhibit created by the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection staff with generous funding from the Blair Flegal Estate.