Tour Buckstop Junction, Saturday 1:00 p.m.
Your guided tour of Buckstop Junctions historic, furnished buildings begins at the Buckstop Junction Visitor Center/Vintage Shoppe on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (one tour only). The Visitor Center/Vintage Shoppe is open 11-4 on Saturday.
Cost of tour is Adult $6.00, Student (up to 18) $3.00, age 5 years and under free with family. We accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover!
For a tour at other times, please call Larry Strand at 701-258-5128. School tours are also offered at a special price.
Buckstop Junction was created by the Missouri Valley Historical Society (MVHS) in 1992. This historic village contains North Dakota buildings dating from 1875 to the 1940's, moved to this site, often to save them from being destroyed. These buildings with traceable histories in the area, offer visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during that era.
Some of the buildings that you may visit are THE LEWIS HOTEL (photo): built in 1914 in Tappen, has a restored Ballroom and Bar. The YEGEN STORE: John Yegen, one of Bismarcks first baker's and grocer's, began his business in a tent. He built this store in 1877. The FORT CLARK POST OFFICE was built around 1910 by a Lumber company, it was a Post Office from 1917 to 1948.
1st STATE BANK of McClusky built in1905 is a wood-frame building, with embossed tin exterior. GOODRICH BARBER SHOP: This 1908 barbershop was one of the earliest shops in Goodrich, ND. LEIN SCHOOL # 2: This country school operated
near Arena, ND from 1906 to 1958. The school barn is from west of Mandan. The BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, built in 1916 near Coleharbor, ND contains original furnishings. The Cemetery Fence is from Dunseith. The STERLING RAILROAD DEPOT was
built in 1885 to service the Northern Pacific Railroad. The FORT LINCOLN SERVICE STATION was built in 1932 to service
military vehicles. Ft. Lincoln is now United Tribes Technical College. The DRISCOLL BLACKSMITH SHOP, built around 1919 by Ole Hatle was later purchased by Ole (Lena) Olin. The shop contains a working forge in operation during events. The
BISMARCK LUMBER BUILDING MUSEUM houses various collections. We have an ew exhibit of hand carved items by North Dakota artists. The building was built in 1910 as a warehouse for Bismarck Lumber.
Homes include the FOLEY HOME: An American Foursquare from Bismarck, built in 1907 by James Foley, who wrote the North
Dakota Hymn. The BECK-THELEN Ranch House was built in 1900 in the Prophets Mountain area near McClusky, ND. The
MOLBERT CLAIM SHACK, built about 1882 by a Swedish immigrant, one of the earliest homestead claims near Tappen, ND. The GELLNER HOME was built in 1906 near Goodrich, ND by a German family from Russia. At one time it housed a family of nine!
At our 2018 Corn Feed and Flea Market we will celebrate the dedication of the WWII Internment Camp barracks from Ft. Lincoln (UTTC) and the Bingenheimer Mercantile/ Chesak Seed/ Skeels Electric Building. The following buildings will be ready for viewing in the future. The ENGSTROM HOMESTEAD, Swedish immigrants built this home near Wilton, ND in 1885. The CAPITAL AVIATION HANGAR built in 1930's at the Bismarck airport by CCCs, it held the first north-south air passenger line in the U. S. Our WWII Internment Camp Barracks building form Fort Lincoln is being worked on and will be ready in the near future. The NORTHERN PACIFIC CABOOSE was built in 1907 in St. Paul; this 19-foot caboose was lengthened to 24 feet in 1910, as required by the Dinky Caboose law! The COAL MINE CAMP: includes a power shovel, mine shaft, scale house and Chapin home from the mining area near Wilton.
Also on the grounds are the RR Flanger, Line Shack/Scale House
and Powder Magazine/Dynamite House, Ice/Warming House, Rusk Auto House & Outhouses (non-operable!)
2018 BUCKSTOP JUNCTION EVENTS
Celebrating 26 years!
Visitor Center/Vintage Shoppe open Saturday 11-4.
Celebrating 26 Years of Historic Preservation!
APPLEFEST: Saturday & Sunday. Sept. 23 & 24
Bismarck Cancer Center 701-220-6100
Kid's Halloween, Vintage Shoppe: Sat, October 13
Buttons & Cuz'n Cal 701-471-4605
HAY RIDE & SANTA: Saturday, December 1
MEMBERSHIP: Membership information and services are available at the Visitor Center/Vintage Shoppe, call Marlette at 220-6311 for more information. The Missouri Valley Historical Society would be pleased to have you support our historic town with your membership. There is a membership form below and one is posted on our website www.BuckstopJunction.org Your membership helps preserve our local history for future generations!
Family membership privileges include admission for two adults, and four children (children less than six years of age are admitted free with adult members) to the Corn Feed & Flea Market and scheduled tours.
Your MVHS membership entitles you to a 15% savings on purchases at The Vintage Shoppe at Buckstop Junction located in our Visitor Center. The Vintage Shoppe offers items of local interest including books, collectables, handcrafts and jewelry. This offer does not include food, drink or special sales events (i.e. Silent Auction at the Corn Feed).
Your membership would also include a subscription to The Sentinel, our newsletter published three times a year. Watch The Sentinel for news of events and reports of our progress here at Buckstop Junction. If you would like to read past newsletters they are posted on our website.
You will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Historical Society held at our historic Lewis Hotel. At this meeting we elect board members, vote on any proposed changes to the Missouri Valley Historical Society by-laws and hear reports from Buckstop Junctions officers and committees. Your membership includes one voting right at the meeting. This meeting is held the third Monday in May at 7:00 p.m.
Your membership will also include interesting volunteer & leadership opportunities and your own Membership card.
Missouri Valley Historical Society (MVHS), Buckstop Junction
Membership Application/ Renewal
I/We want to support the continued preservation at Buckstop Junction.
Enclosed is my check payable to MVHS for my ___ 2018 or ___2018-2020 membership.
__ New Member __ Renewal __ 3-year Offer
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Phone ______________________E-mail ___________________________________________
___Individual ($25) or ($70- 3yr) ___ Family/Grandparents ($35) or ($100- 3yr), ___Donor ($50) or ($140- 3yr) Membership runs from January 1 to December 31.______ Donation ___Please send Business Pledge Information.
Phone 701-250-8575 Mail to MVHS/Buckstop Junction PO Box 941, Bismarck ND 58502-0941
BUCKSTOP JUNCTION RENTALS: Contact Erin at 701-400-1018
Available buildings are the Lewis Hotel Ballroom and the Bethel Church. Full facility rentals are also available.
PHOTO appointments: $50.00 for 2 hours, extra charge to use building interiors. Great for engagement, family, graduation and other special occasions. Call Marlette at 701-220-6311.
LOCATION: Buckstop Junction is located just east of the intersection of East Main Avenue (Hwy 10) & Bismarck Expressway, (South of I-94, Exit 161). Bismarck ND.
Contact us: MVHS Office: 701-250-8575 www.BuckstopJuction.org
Physical Address: 3805 Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck ND 58504
MAILING ADRESS: P.O. Box 941, Bismarck, ND 58502-0941
(Post office will not deliver mail to our street address)
Thanks, Have a great Day!