Dickinson Museum Center to host Picnic in the Park

The Dickinson Museum Center will host a Picnic in the Park on Saturday, August 24 from noon – 5 p.m. at the Prairie Outpost Park, 188 Museum Drive East in Dickinson.

Posted August 23, 2013

The public is invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon at the park. An inflatable castle and slide will be on site for children to enjoy free of charge, and ice cream will be available for purchase.

Those in attendance also will have the opportunity to create their own photo postcard in the Dickinson Museum Center’s Picture Yourself in History photo booth.

Prairie Outpost Park is a beautiful 12-acre city park that is home to five historic buildings and five new or reproduction buildings that help interpret the history of the area and its people.

In addition, the park houses a mine exhibit featuring a vintage coal car and a Northern Pacific Railway caboose, as well as a pavilion that provides shelter from the sun, rain and wind. Tours of all the buildings on site will be provided throughout the day.

The Joachim Museum and the Pioneer Machinery Building will also be open for visitors during the picnic.

The public is encouraged to visit the Ralph Doubleday: Rodeo Photographer exhibit and the Improving Our Photographic Memory exhibits at the Joachim Museum. The Pioneer Machinery Building holds many treasures from the past including farming and ranching machinery, pioneer household appliances and domestic items, and a scale model of a typical farmstead.

The Picnic in the Park is sponsored by the Southwestern North Dakota Museum Foundation. The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information about Prairie Outpost Park or current exhibits, contact the Dickinson Museum Center at 701-456-6225 or visit www.dickinsonmuseumcenter.com.

 


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