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.
"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
President: Brent Larson, Colfax
Vice President: Emily Sakariassen, Bismarck
Secretary: Lenny Krueger, Colfax
Treasurer: Susan Quinnell, Bismarck
Guinn Hinman, Bismarck
Melinda McCarthy, Bismarck
Lauren Donovan, Hazen
Melanie Thornberg, Walhalla
Carl Kvanig CPA
Mountains/Plains Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Merlan E. Paaverud, Jr.
State Historical Society of North Dakota
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