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Bismarck Historical Society Says, “Happy Birthday, Bismarck!”
On Tuesday, May 14, Bismarck will turn 141 years old and the Bismarck Historical Society, along with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, will throw a party to which You Are Invited! Everyone is welcome, reservations are not required and there will be no admission charge.
The event will be held at the Camp Hancock State Historic Site at 101 East Main Avenue, starting at 6:30 P.M. on May 14. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets and plan to enjoy an evening fun and entertainment.
Building on last year’s Founders Day, this year’s celebration will be larger and more varied than last year’s party but will still feature the heart of every birthday party, ice cream and birthday cake.
Following the theme of “Artistic Bismarck,” the celebration will include a flag ceremony, music by the renown Bismarck-Mandan Elks Chorus, entertainment by the sensational blue grass band, Cotton Wood, a preview of the upcoming production of Ev Miller’s historic stage play, “Little Casino,” an appearance by Tom Dunkel, author of Color Blind, the just released book about the 1935 Bismarck integrated baseball team that won a national championship and opportunities for greeting and visiting friends, as well as visiting the booths of a few of Bismarck’s outstanding artists.
In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held at the Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge, 900 South Washington Street.