December 5, 2014
The NDSU Public History Program and the Fargo History Project Presents:
Stories from the Red River Valley
A Double Feature
The 1862 Siege at Fort Abercrombie
The Randolph Probstfield Story
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Hjemkomst Center
Join us for the premier of two historical documentaries at the Hjemkomst Center. NDSU graduate and undergraduate student scholars will present The 1862 Siege at Fort Abercrombie & The Randolph Probstfield Story.
The Fargo History Project is a public history initiative sponsored by Angela Smith, Assistant Professor of History at NDSU. She designed the project and the associated website as a vehicle for student research in the Fall 2012. Each fall students conduct research and add their findings in a multimedia format to the site. The project’s aim is community education and local history engagement. Both documentaries will be posted on the website after the premier event. “So often student work is produced and the only audience is the course instructor,” Smith said. “The students in this class focused on research about two compelling local history topics and created two short documentaries with a public audience in mind.”
Please come and meet the students and faculty for refreshments and discussion at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Hjemkomst Center. The presentation of documentaries and student comments will last approximately one hour.