Bonanzaville given Excellence in Historic Preservation Award

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(West Fargo, ND) -- A local landmark getting another major honor.

On Wednesday April 19th, at the Cass County Historical Society’s annual member meeting, Sandy Sidler with the National Society of the “Daughters of the American Revolution “presented Beth Jansen, Executive Director and Kristen Fellows, Board President the “Excellence in Historic Preservation Award” for Bonanzaville’s  efforts  working to preserve the historic buildings that call Bonanzaville home.

The Cass County North Dakota Historical Society is the cultural institution in charge of telling the county’s story, as well as preserving and collecting artifacts connected to the county’s history. CCNDHS owns and operates a museum, event center, and prairie village that sits on twelve acres of land in West Fargo, North Dakota called Bonanzaville. Bonanzaville includes a large main museum, thirty-six historic buildings, a carriage house, a car museum, an air museum, a tractor museum, an agricultural museum, and a law enforcement museum.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 1,000,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded over 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world.