A Must See



 Saturday December 3rd


We are excited to bring you a 1900 Christmas celebration at Bonanzaville! The pioneer village will be transformed to a simpler time where carolers sing the sounds of the season and cookies are baked in a wood burning stove. Families will gather to celebrate the joys of Christmas, both past and present! Design a christmas card and print it on an old press, take a horse drawn wagon ride, assemble and decorate a gingerbread house, call santas elves at the North Pole to check on your Christmas gifts and get a photo taken with the big man himself! We also have crafts for the kids and smores over an open fire! Cost is $3.00 for children (12 & under) and $5.00 for adults. Mark your calendars!

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Cass County Historical Society/Bonanzaville (CCHS) invites bids for audit on FY 2015
CCHS invites proposals from CPA firms to perform financial statement audit for calendar year 2015. Bid
may also include an option for 2016 as well. CCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit historical society that owns
and operates Bonanzaville, a museum whose mission is to bring the heritage of the Red River Valley to life. 
**Deadline: December 1st , 2016**
Please submit bids to the Cass County Historical Society, 1351 Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078.
Contact: Brenda Warren, Executive Director 701-282- 2822



Come and explore the historic buildings which contain thousands of artifacts.
New exhibits are on display in the Main Museum, including “American Dreams”.




*Wendy Reuer*

The Mayor of Bonanzaville!


Wendy Reuer Mayor of Bonanzaville



 We were visited by Highland Elementary students and they surprised us with some GREAT "Thank You" letters. Check out some of the letters HERE. We know you will enjoy them as much as we did!


Thinking about giving Bonanzaville something specific? 

Click here to check out our Wish List!


Ever wondered what Bonanzaville is all about? Watch the video below to get a glimpse. 

Located in West Fargo, North Dakota Bonanzaville is a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, 400,000 artifacts, and millions of memories. Bonanzaville is operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is the region’s largest historical attraction with something for everyone to see.

For more information on any upcoming events, to volunteer, or to plan a special event on site, please contact us.

Cass County Museum

The Cass County Museum features a display on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota.

Rotating Exhibit Gallery

"North Dakota: 125 Years" will be on display September 22-October 31 Click here for more information!

Pioneer Village (Open May-October)

Over the years, our pioneer village has accumulated 43 historic buildings as well as numerous other museums including the Eugene Dahl Car Museum, the Eagle Air Museum, the Tractor Museum, the Law Enforcement Museum, and more. Share the stories of our region's history! We have something for everyone to enjoy.