“A great place to think, to learn, to be.”
Operated by the Dakota Buttes Historical Society and their volunteers. Dakota Buttes Historical Society/Museum works to discover, collect, preserve, display and make available to the public representative items and materials that illustrate the life and time of the area. A complex of four newly redesigned and refurbished buildings and outdoor exhibits displaying over a century of life and times in Adams County and southwestern North Dakota. Located in southeast Hettinger, ND, at 400 11th St. South just west of the Armory, the museum houses a rare, horse-drawn fire truck and hose cart, as well as a memorable collection of early Twentieth Century farm machinery, railroad memorabilia, early and mid-century vehicles, and extensive wall displays of Bucyrus, Haynes, Hettinger, Reeder and added in 2015 Lodgepole.
See the HALL OF FLAGS, a display highlighting the homesteaders’ ethnic backgrounds. See over 350 photographs of first and second generation residents. See the Titanic Survivor display, Judge Sonderall’s Land Office and the recreation of the early Adams County Record building, in addition to displays on the county Court House, military service and sacrifice, churches, areas businesses, home life, school and community music and sports, health care on the prairie the Yellowstone Trail, and Custer’s Campground along Hiddenwood Creek.