A free program, "Myth and Memory in Western Pioneer Monuments," will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heritage Center and State Museum. Presented by Cynthia Culver Prescott, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota, the program will include a guided tour of the public statues on the Capitol grounds.
Prescott will discuss the ways that monument designs and public reception of pioneer statues has changed over the past 125 years along with a discussion on the statues and the importance of frontier myths in modern America. This will be followed by a book signing with Prescott's books available for purchase.
This program is part of the State Historical Society's Sensational Sundays series.