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!

Bob Canter is a late-shift custodian at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. He reminds us that the word custodian comes from the Latin “custos” for guarding, keeping safe, and taking care of.