Pioneer Trails Regional Museum


The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND. We have departments active in Archaeological, Genealogical and Paleontological research as well as preservation collections relating to local history.

The museum is one of the major cultural centers in Bowman and the surrounding area. We routinely showcase local artistic talents, traveling displays and sponsor guest speakers on many topics. Check with the museum administration desk for the current schedule of events.

Native Plant Presentation, August 8th!

On Saturday, August 8th, Linda Black Elk will be speaking on native plants and their uses.  The talk starts at 9 am at the Four Seasons Pavilion in Bowman and is free and open to the public.  At 1 pm, the presentation will resume with an excursion out to the prairie to identify and collect specimens that were discussed during the morning's presentation.

Ms. Linda Black Elk, from Sitting Bull College will give a presentation on what wild plants are present in southwestern North Dakota in the late summer and fall and how to recognize those that can be used for food or medicinal purposes.

Free and open to the public!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Four Seasons Pavilion

Bowman, North Dakota

The day's agenda will be as follows:

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Presentation on area Wild Plants

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (everyone on their own)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Travel to the prairie to identify plants and to collect specimens that  can be processed into samples

For information, contact the museum or Dean Pearson at