Preservation North Dakota is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to preserving and celebrating the architecture, historic places, and communities in the varied landscapes of our prairie state.


Incorporated in 1991, Preservation North Dakota was initially operated as an all-volunteer organization hosting conferences, publishing newsletters, and laying the groundwork for a larger preservation movement. By partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and North Dakota's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), PND launched the Prairie Churches of North Dakota project and the movement was engaged. 

PND assisted the North Dakota SHPO in the completion of a statewide survey of rural churches and used the survey data to develop programs addressing the most pressing issues facing our prairie churches. Many of these early Prairie Churches projects are the forerunners of our most popular programs and services still offered today.

In 2005, PND acquired the National Register-listed Hutmacher Farmstead in rural Dunn County, North Dakota. Since 2007, PND has been restoring the property with support from the Save America's Treasures program.

PND administers a grants program to assist communities with grass roots preservation projects. We also provided advice and assistance to those planning to restore, protect, and maintain important places in our built environment.