OUR MISSION

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.

Our History

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.

Prairie Churches is the 2012 publication of Preservation North Dakota in celebration of its decade long Prairie Churches project.    

Prairie Churches is the 2012 publication of Preservation North Dakota in celebration of its decade long Prairie Churches project.

 

 

"We assist local preservationists in the work they believe to be vital to their community. Our largest aim is to establish a network across the state of individuals who are committed to preservation. Pure and simple, the plan is to assist in the development of local preservation policies and to promote historic preservation, cultural education, and tourism."    
--Suzzanne Kelley, former PND president


OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Officers
President: Brent Larson, Colfax
Vice President: Emily Sakariassen, Bismarck
Secretary: Lenny Krueger, Colfax
Treasurer: Susan Quinnell, Bismarck
Guinn Hinman, Bismarck
Melinda McCarthy, Bismarck

Advisory Members
Lauren Donovan, Hazen
Melanie Thornberg, Walhalla

Accountant
Carl Kvanig CPA

EX-OFFICIO

James Lindberg
Mountains/Plains Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr.
State Historical Society of North Dakota

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Kevin Carvell, Mott
Mary Ekstrom, Fargo
Deborah Olson Frederickson, Fargo
Tom Isern, West Fargo
Suzzanne Kelley, West Fargo
Alfred Jason Lindell, Park River
Jeanette Robb-Ruenz, Ellendale
Sarah Vogel, Bismarck