A Must See

Elect the 2014 Mayor of Bonanzaville!



Bonanzaville will be kicking off their 2014 Honorary Mayor fundraising campaign on April 1st. Polls will be open until May 1st at 8:30pm. This is an exciting and fun way to raise money to support Bonanzaville in its mission to collect, exhibit and interpret artifacts relevant to Cass County and the Red River Valley to educate future generations.

Votes are $1.00 each and you can buy as many as you want at one time. You may vote online, by mailing in votes by downloading this form or vote on-site at Bonanzaville.

A fundraising dinner will be held on May 1st at 5:30pm. The Honorary Mayor will be announced at the end of the dinner following the introduction of the candidates and a live voting election finale. Dinner will be provided by MSUM Catering by Sodexo. There will also be a cash bar provided by Speedway. Tickets are $40/person or $320/table. To buy tickets to the dinner contact Emily at 701-282-2822. Limited seating available.

All the proceeds from the dinner and fundraising campaign will go towards Bonanzaville, a non-profit organization run by the Cass County Historical Society. The proceeds towards Bonanzaville impact future generations. Since 1954, the Cass County Historical Society has been collecting and interpreting artifacts with a collection of 43 historic buildings and over 400,000 artifacts.


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"Resurrected Treasures; Recently Acquired Artifacts"
Exhibit Opening & Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, March 4th, 2014-4:00-6:00pm


Resurrected Treasures will be on display in the Rotating Exhibit Gallery from March 4th- May 26th, 2014. Join us for an opening reception and ribbon cutting for the exhibit on March 4th from 4:00-6:00pm. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Admission is free to attend the opening.

This exhibit will feature donated artifacts that the museum has received over the last three years ranging from an F-4 Phantom drag chute from the North Dakota Air National Guard to a clock set. See one of the oldest telephone switchboard systems in the United States, WWI and WWII apparel, a tombstone, and much more! So many of these unique, local artifacts have a story tied to them that makes them such a treasure.

For further information or questions regarding the exhibition, please contact the museum Curator, Andrew Nielsen at 701-282-2822 or anielsen@bonanzaville.com

Remember the Cass County Museum is OPEN YEAR ROUND!


Antique Motorcycle Display
featuring a "1925 Harley Davidson"


On display for a limited time only!



North Dakota's Must-See Historic Attraction

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.

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Cass County Museum

The Cass County Museum is open year round featuring a display on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota.

Rotating Exhibit Gallery

"Resurrected Treasures; Recently Acquired Artifacts" will be on display in our Rotating Exhibit Gallery from March 4th to May 26th, 2014.

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.