Archival Anecdotes: On the hunt for history


January 22, 2024

Late 19th century photograph of Nels T. Hendrickson and his family. They settled land near Sheyenne in 1884. Nearly a century later, their homestead became Hendrickson Park. Courtesy photo.

History is all around us – from old buildings and signage to mementos and memories. Sometimes when we start looking for it, we find more and more to uncover.

When Patty Johnson Hilbert joined the museum board in 2019, she began spending a lot more time in the museum and ultimately finding more interesting threads to weave into her family history. She was delighted to find school mementos be...

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