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The Northeasern North Dakota Heritage Association

Project History

Hallson Church
  • 1964 – Gunlogson family donated land and farmstead to North Dakota Parks & Recreation.
  • 1986 – Organization formed.
  • 1989 – Pioneer Heritage Center building completed and turned over to Icelandic State Park.
  • 1990 – Interpretive display installed in the Pioneer Heritage Center.
  • 1989 – Fundraise and endowment in place for Cranley School.
  • Akra Hall
  • 1990 – Cranley one room school house moved to the park.
  • 1992 – Cranley school fully restored and dedicated as a country school representing all school houses in the area.
  • 1992 - Fundraise and endowment in place for Akra Hall.
  • 1993 – Akra Hall moved to the park.
  • 1994 – Akra Hall fully restored and dedicated as a community hall.
  • Log cabin
  • 1994 - Fundraise and endowment in place for Hallson Church.
  • 1994- Hallson Church moved to the park.
  • 1995 – Restoration of the Hallson Church began.
  • 1997 – Hallson Church fully restored and dedicate as a pioneer church representing all denominations.
  • 1997 - Fundraise and endowment in place for Log Cabin.
  • 1997 – Log Cabin erected on site.
  • 1998 – Log Cabin loft and roof completed.
  • 2000 - Log Cabin dedication.
  • 2008 – Ground breaking for Pioneer Center expansion.
  • 2009 – Gunlogson Farmstead dedicated on the National Registry of Historic Places.
  • 2009 – Pioneer Heritage Center expansion completed.
  • 2009 – Current – Fundraising and development of Natural History Interactive displays for the Pioneer Heritage Center expansion.