Sargent County Museum
The Sargent County Museum is located in Forman, North Dakota. It has 4 large buildings that are handicapped accessible and the first two are also climate controlled. Along with these buildings it also has a one room school and a log cabin. Make the Sargent County Museum one of your next road trips. The pictures below will give you a bit of an idea of what we have.
We try to stay up to date and have wireless internet and a meeting area to use. Thanks to a grant from the North Dakota State Historical Society we also have a security system in all of our buildings.
We also have a computer in building #1 that is just for our cemetery project. On this computer you will find all the cemeteries in the county mapped out with photos of the gravestones, obits(if we have them) and copies of the program cards from the funeral(if we have them). This is a great resource if you are working on family histories in the area.
We also house the county newspapers that date back to the early 1900's and some to the late 1880's. Many are also on Microfilm, and we have a Reader-Printer for your use also. Please call or email and we can help with your research for a small fee.
Our purpose is to:
The purpose of this corporation shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Sargent County, North Dakota, its environs or area adjacent thereto. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.
The corporation's major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; settlement, development, and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts , science, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation. It will collect printed material, such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, program, and posters;manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, roster, service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scencs, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and present. The society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible,to all who wish to examine or study it, to cooperate with officials insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the county and its cities, to villages, and institutions, and to undertake the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers.
The society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion, by making historic buildings, sites, and trial; and by using the media of radio, internet and television to awaken public interest.
The society shall own real estate and personal property necessary to carry out its purpose and to engage in any kind of business or activity determined to be for the best interest of the society.