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Carnegie Center


The Carnegie Center, was built in 1911 with funds from steel magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The former Minot Public Library has been restored to its original quiet elegance and  is fully handicap accessible. This building is the perfect place for special events such as receptions, concerts, recitals, weddings, meetings, lectures and workshops. For information or reservations call 839-1993 or visit our office at 105 2nd Avenue SE, Minot, ND 59701

Eastwood Park National Historic District Neighborhood Association


Helps preserve the only neighborhood in Minot on the National Register of Historic Places. A walk through Eastwood Park can be a learning experience because of the  many architectural styles represented in the neighborhood. The association presents home tours in June and an Olde Fashioned Holiday Festival in December. The proceeds from these events help with neighborhood enhancement projects. Eastwood Park is surrounded by the Mouse River and has more than 150 homes, (many from the early 1900's) an Orthodox church and a Synagogue. For more information contact Peter Hugret at (701) 852-3751

Norsk Hostfest Association

Sponsors the annual Hostfest each October. This Ethnic festival celebrates the heritage and culture of the five Scandinavian countries from which many Upper Midwest families emigrated. Activities range from traditional food and culture to contemporary trade goods and talent. More than 55,000 people attend from across the U.S. making it a major tourist event. Call (701) 852-2368, P.O. Box 1347, Minot, ND 58702-2111

Ward County Historical Society

Operates a complex of historic buildings and a museum collection of farm implements on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Buildings are open May through September, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 6pm. Please inquire about special arrangements for group fees, out-of-season or special tours, weddings and reunions on the grounds. Contact the curator at (701) 839-0785, P.O. Box 994, Minot, ND 58702-0994.

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