BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple today joined former governors and first ladies, state and local officials, and fellow North Dakotans to officially dedicate the new North Dakota Heritage Center and open the center’s final two galleries to the public. Today’s grand opening coincides with the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood.
On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted to the Union when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. South Dakota was also admitted on that day.