Washburn To Get Event Center - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Washburn To Get Event Center

Posted: Updated:

 

A new event center is coming -- not to Bismarck, but to Washburn.  

It's part of a seven million dollar capital improvement project currently underway at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.  When it's done, the facility will seat 175 and host educational programs, concerts, community events, conferences and guest speakers with a view of the Missouri River.

"Beyond the things that are happening inside with our exhibits, we're also adding approximately 9,000 square feet in an event center, a research library, some amenities for our visitors -- expanding it so that even more people can come and visit and learn about the history of North Dakota," says Kevin Kirkey, Interpretive Resource Manager at the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation.

Barring construction delays, the event center and library will open in June.  A new exhibit featuring German Prince Maximilian and Swiss artist Karl Bodmer -- and how they captured North Dakota's "vanishing frontier" during the 1830s -- opens this Monday.

For more information, go to www.fortmandan.com.

 

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Mandan Residents Voice Concerns Over Street Improvement Projects

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:09:33 GMT
    Mandan Residents pack City Hall over three proposed street improvement projects. The City Commission votes to bar one project-- and continue ahead with two others. More than half of residents in one
    Mandan Residents pack City Hall over three proposed street improvement projects. The City Commission votes to bar one project-- and continue ahead with two others. More than half of residents in one
  • Trucking Company Faces Strong Penalties for Illegal Oil Waste Disposal

    Trucking Company Faces Strong Penalties for Illegal Oil Waste Disposal

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:28:09 GMT
    A Wyoming-based trucking company could face fines of $2 million dollars or more. Black Hills Trucking is facing hefty fines from the state of North Dakota for operating without a license and illegally
    The civil and criminal penalties at stake may seem quite steep, but the North Dakota Attorney General says oil waste dumping is a serious crime.
  • Libraries are Keeping Up with the Times

    Libraries are Keeping Up with the Times

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:02:30 GMT
    Book worms celebrate what they enjoy best -- reading books. That's good business for libraries, but instead of checking out hardcovers... many patrons are changing the way they read. Courtney Plante
    Book worms celebrate what they enjoy best -- reading books. That's good business for libraries, but instead of checking out hardcovers... many patrons are changing the way they read. Courtney Plante
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.