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Dickey County Historical Society

Dickey County Heritage Center in Oakes
Dickey County Heritage Center in Oakes

The Dickey County Historical Society is a non-profit organization of volunteers that is committed to the preservation of the Dickey County Heritage Center and the Dickey County Historical Park. The organization focuses on preserving the life and times of the past generations for the future to appreciate.

Historical Building

The Heritage Center was the former First National Bank of Oakes built in 1902. It was donated to the Historical Society in 1993 by the Tedin family.

The Heritage Center if financed by the members of the Dickey County Historical Society membership donations, a small county levy share, donations and fundraisers.

The Dickey County Historical Park was established in 1975 on three acres of land on the west side of the city. The Park features an early rural schoolhouse, an 1891 church, depot and caboose. A comfort station and picnic tables accommodate visitors to the park.

Inside Dickey County Heritage Center

Genevieve Baker's Lamps (PDF Format)

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  • Mary Ann Kunrath, President and Treasurer
    9225 104 Ave SE, Oakes, ND 58474
    Telephone: (701)783-4361
    Email: mkunrath@drtel.net
  • Gloria Shelton, Vice President
  • Lane Bredeson, Secretary
    214 Main Ave. Oakes, ND
    Email: lane.bredeson@gmail.com





  • Wednesay & Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday: 9 - 12:30
  • Saturday & Sunday: By appointment


You can help preserve history in the area with a membership to the Dickey County Historical Society or with a donation. Lifetime membership is $100.



Meeting is held the 1st Mon. of the month at the Ottertail room at 7:00 P.M.


Dickey County Historical Society

5th & Main

Oakes, ND 58474


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412 Main Ave
Hours: 9:00 - 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Phone: (701)742-3508

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115 S 5th St
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