Backstage Pass to North Dakota History

This blog takes you behind the scenes of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Get a glimpse at a day-in-the-life of the staff, volunteers, and partners who make it all possible. Discover what it takes to preserve North Dakota's natural and cultural history. We encourage dialogue, questions, and comments!

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image of sunflowersAmy Bleier
Amy Bleier is a Research Archaeologist in the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division. One of Amy’s tasks is to assist with the production of the North Dakota Archaeology Awareness poster.

Barbara Handy-MarchelloBarbara Handy-Marchello
Barbara Handy-Marchello, Ph.D., is a historian and writer for North Dakota Studies.

Brooke MorganBrooke Morgan
Brooke was an archaeology collections assistant in the Archaeology & Historic Preservation Division.

quiltDiane Rogness
Diane worked with state historic site staff and local community groups as a former historic sites manager.

Genia HesserGenia Hesser
Genia Hesser was the Curator of Exhibits for the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Geoff WoodcoxGeoff Woodcox
Geoff Woodcox was an assistant curator of collections in the Museum Division.

Guinn HinmanGuinn Hinman
Guinn Hinman was a Historic Sites Manager at the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Nick GronsethNick Gronseth
Nick Gronseth was a site supervisor at Fort Totten State Historic Site.

Virginia NelsenVirginia A. Nelsen
Virginia A. Nelsen is the Executive Director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation, 501c3 fundraising arm for the State Historical Society.