Upcoming Programs At Fort Buford & The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

Williston, ND – The public is invited to these upcoming events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. All events are free and open to the public. All times are Central times.

March 6: Confluence History and Nature Lecture Series, 2 p.m. The Smoke and Mirrors: Why Fort Union Really is Nationally Significant, presented by Fred MacVaugh, curator, Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site.

March 17: Confluence History Book Club, 7 p.m. Join other history buffs for a discussion of this month’s book, “The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic” by Steven Johnson.

March 19: Historic Sewing, Textiles and Projects, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All ages and experience levels are welcome to learn historical sewing techniques from Yvette Bachmeier. Personal projects are welcome, and participants should bring their own supplies if possible. A limited number of ongoing projects for the facility are available as learning projects. Bring your own lunch.

March 20: Historic Games, 2-4 p.m. at Fort Buford Barracks. Participate in games that may have been played at the fort long ago such as cribbage, cards, and checkers.

For more information, contact Joe Garcia at 701-572-9034. The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is part of Fort Buford State Historic Site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Hours for the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center are Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m .; closed Mon.-Tues.. Fort Buford is open by appointment. Find information about upcoming programs of the State Historical Society at history.nd.gov/events.


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