In September of 2005, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bismarck for a $5.7 million expansion of the North Dakota State Archives. Now that the new addition is nearly complete, the archives staff members are getting ready to make the most of their added space. It`s a major project that will provide a big boost to efforts to preserve the state`s rich heritage.
The North Dakota Heritage Center is in the final stages of construction, The limestone tiles which are going up, one by one, have been carefully selected to match the fascade of the current building which was constructed in 1980.
State Archivist Jerry Newborg has been closely monitoring the progress. "We`ve been waiting for this for the last 10 years where we`ve really needed the space," says Newborg. "And we really appreciate the type of space this type of expansion can provide."
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