A program honoring the history and significance of North Dakota's state horse is scheduled at the Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck.
Castle McLaughlin, curator of North American Ethnology with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, is presenting “A Brief History of Nokota Horses” at 7 p.m. on June 5.
McLaughlin is known for her research on wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. She also became the co-founder of the Nokota Horse Conservancy for horses that are removed from the park.
The center has an exhibit, “The Horse in North Dakota,” that relates to the presentation and will be open for viewing before the program. The public can enter through the museum's east side, but the west entrance and other galleries will close at 5 p.m.