Grinnell named new president of N.D. State Historical Board

Calvin Grinnell, of New Town, is the new president of the North Dakota State Historical Board. He will serve as president for a two-year term. Gereld Gerntholz, of Valley City, was the previous president.

Grinnell, the former vice president, moved up to the president’s position as of the July 12 board meeting. He has been a member of the board since December 2009. He is the curator of the Three Tribes Museum, west of New Town.

“I am happy to have Calvin Grinnell as the new president of the State Historical Board,” said Merl Paaverud, director of the SHSND in Bismarck.

“Calvin has experience working with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and is familiar with our operation. He is a staff member at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum in New Town and has served on the State Historic Preservation Review Board,” Paaverud said. “He was a key organizer in the Mandan Language and Oral Traditions Preservation Project and for the documentary entitled, ‘The People of the Upper Missouri: The Mandans.’ We welcome him and thank him for his willingness to serve with the Society and North Dakota.”

Other board officers are Art Todd, of Jamestown, vice president, and Margaret Puetz, of Bismarck, secretary.