Help Us Improve Our Photographic Memory


At the Dickinson Museum Center, we have embarked on a multi-year project to catalog and digitize our photographic collections. The Dickinson Museum Center is excited to announce its multi-year project to inventory, catalog and scan our collection of photographs and negatives. Primarily representing the work of the Osborn and Presthus/Horstman Studios, these collections date from the late 1800s to the early 1980s and contain a variety of images that range from the peculiar to the mundane. Images like these are touchstones to our past, linking it to our present and our future. Preservation comes at a high cost and this project will take us several years and thousands of hours to complete, but in the end we will have a visual catalog of the people, places and things that have made our community unique. The collections will be readily available to the public via the internet for use in research, student history projects, genealogy or simply to reflect on the rich heritage of our community. Our role and our goal is to preserve these images and thousands like them for generations to come.

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We Need Your Help!

To complete this project, we must have:

• Funding for high-quality scanning equipment to convert the original photographs and negatives to digital images.

• Funding for computer equipment to process the images.

• Funding for archival-quality materials to ensure the original photographs and negatives are preserved.

• Volunteers to help scan and catalog the collections.

Donate and Volunteer Today!

For more information about volunteering, contact us at 701-456-6225 or


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