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Friday, May 4, 2012

Key Ingredients, A Travelling Smithsonian Exhibit to Visit Hettinger, ND


The Dakota Buttes Museum in Hettinger, ND will be hosting the travelling Smithsonian exhibit Key Ingredients: America By Food beginning tomorrow.

Here is a brief listing of events in association with the exhibit in Hettinger, ND:


OPENING CEREMONIES: WISDOM FROM THE ANCIENTS
Sheheke, White Coyote. Sheheke was born about 1766 at the On A Slant Mandan Indian VIllage, presently located in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. He died near present-day Washburn, ND defending the United States when the War of 1812 spread west.

May 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Ribbon cutting / Visiting dignitaries / Refreshments

Speaker: Diana Medicine Stone, direct descendant of Sheheke, the Mandan chief who met the Corps of Discovery in 1804 with the greeting, "If we eat, you too shall eat. If we starve, you too shall starve." Lewis and Clark escorted Sheheke east in 1806 to meet with President Jefferson. Join Medicine Stone in Hettinger to hear the retelling of this wonderful and historical benchmark in American history.



A VERY PRAIRIE TEA
The Hettinger Lutheran Church is located at 904 2nd Ave S., in Hettinger, ND.

May 6, 2012 - 2:00 pm MDT, Hettinger Lutheran Church fellowship hall

Enjoy afternoon tea in a festive atmosphere complete with homemade delicacies served on a variety of treasured table setting. Program. Hats and gloves optional. Freewill.



MID-MORNING COFFEE AT THE MUSEUM (coffee klatches)


May 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6, 13, 2012 - 10:00 am MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Wednesday morning gatherings to discuss various food-related topics specific to the area.



VISITING DOCENT
Dakota plays the Native Amerian flute at the On A Slant village in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Photo courtesy of ND Tourism.


May 21 & 22, 2012 - 10:00 to 4:00 pm MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Dakota Goodhouse, NDHC Program Officer and Researcher, invites students to reflect, to share and to connect in a greater understanding of the Key Ingredients: America by Food exhibit. Visit http://thefirstscout.blogspot.com



AUTHOR/BOOK SIGNING
Alan Bjerga, follow him at twitter.com/npcpresident


June 4, 2012 - 7:00 pm MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Alan Bjerga, American journalist and former president of the National Press Association, with his book Endless Appetites: How the Commodities Casino Creates Hunger and Unrest. Discussion / Book signing



CLOSING PROGRAM
Jessie Veeder, right, North Dakota song writer, performing artist, and photographer.


June 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Voices of the Prairie: Borderline Singers / When Stories Speak: Ceil Anne Clement

If Aprons Could Talk: Apron Style Show / Voices of the Present: Jessie Veeder

Visit Jessie Veeder online for music, photography, humor, and observations about ranch life in western North Dakota. http://veederranch.com.



WESTERN BBQ

June 17, 2012 - 4:00 to 7:00 pm MDT, Dakota Buttes Museum

Yesterday’s Farmers / Musical Entertainment 6:00 pm Freewill


Visit www.hettingernd.com for more information about the events in association with the Smithsonian exhibit.

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