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.

Emily Sears was the archaeology collections intern in the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Department in fall 2022. A North Dakota native, Emily hails from rural Benson County and recently received her master’s degree in museum and gallery studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She earned her bachelor’s in history and anthropology from the University of North Dakota.