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Officials gather, discuss Pioneer Village museum

August 8, 2013

Some influential people came out in support Wednesday of relocating the Ward County Historical Society Pioneer Village museum from the State Fairgrounds....

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Aug-08-13 12:25 PM

Tear down historical barns that have been there since who knows when, move the historical society and build new. Weird, seems the NDSF wants no part of it's own history it brags about.

Yesterday they just stated that the most important part of the fair was the agricultural side, guess not.

Then as stated before, no restaurants, lodging, etc., why would you build a convention center? Minot needs to build a convention center of it's own and cut ties with this joke of a fair.

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Aug-08-13 10:05 AM

I wonder if those "influential" people have been inflicted with selective amnesia. Have they forgotten the flood? They want to build a multi-million dollar building. It could flood again. Are the crazy? They want to tear down buildings and do away with the agriculture part of the fair? A convention center with parking that is way on the other side of the fair grounds? There is little for restaurants and hotels out there for a convention center. Do you really think the people at a convention want to walk across the fair grounds to the parking lot to go get something to eat? Makes little sense to me.

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Aug-08-13 8:40 AM

If the city and Fair will help them find land and help with the relocation in general I think they would be smart to move. There is that "if" though.

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Aug-08-13 8:40 AM

"It could potentially also be leased to outside organizations as part of conferences."

The profit motive raises its ugly head.

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Aug-08-13 7:14 AM

I would think that Brooks would jump at the chance to move near the museum on North Hill for several reasons. 1) get out of the flood valley to prevent further damage from future flooding 2) combine museum with historical park to stimulate attendance of both 3) obtaining increased space for further development.

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