The Pioneer Village Historical Museum will be opening for the season on Tuesday, May 16, with a special season opening day celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Founded in 1951 as Ward County's only "Official Historical Society"
2005 Burdick Expressway East
Minot, ND 58701


(Located on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds)

The Pioneer Village of the Ward County Historical Society is located on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds, in Minot, North Dakota. In addition to the Pioneer Village, there is an Antique Vehicles  Museum displaying antique cars, horse-drawn buggies and sleds.

We are happy to announce that through  the help of volunteers, FEMA, and your financial contributions all of our buildings and items have been completely restored after the 2011 flood.  WCHS is looking forward to your visit the summer of 2017.


The original Sundre Log Cabin is also on display as well as the original South Prairie Cook Car donated by Lorraine Smith of South Prairie. A Blacksmith shop, General store and the original (Imperial) Ward County Court House which has served many colorful and various functions over the years are on display        

  Winter time we are closed, except for special events and tours by appointments.                                                    Call Sue at 701-839-0785

Summer Hours

Starting Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday
Sundays by appointment.

Magic City Classic Car Association exhibit in car museum.
Please come join us for a great season.

If you would like to support the Ward County Historical Society, you can donate by clicking the button below, or you can visit our Fundraising page for more information.

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