Huge thank you to our visitors and dedicated volunteers!

A HUGE THANK YOU to our many Park Visitors and Dedicated Volunteers for a very successful 2023 Season for the Outdoor Scandinavian Heritage Museum Buildings!

Even though the outdoor buildings are now closed for the upcoming winter season the PARK Grounds remains open 365 days every year for visitors to walk through, enjoy an audio tour, and can stop in at the main Heritage Visitor Center and Gift Shop, which remains OPEN year round. But, PLEASE check online and call ahead for the Visitor Center and gift shop daily schedule.

New Park Map – June 2023

The Scandinavian Heritage Association board is proud to announce the release of an updated park map for the 2023 summer season! The map is available under several pages on the site including: About > Park Map, Tour The Park > Park Map, Resources > Park Map or directly at you can also check the new map and the updated Audio Description Tour via the short link, or by calling the numbers for the attractions when you’re in the park.  A smaller sample of the map is located below.

Scandinavian Heritage Park map

Honoring our good friend John Sinn

John Sinn portrait

It is with a heavy heart that we report John Sinn, 101, a longtime Minot resident, and extraordinary volunteer and board member of the Scandinavian Heritage Association, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 in a Minot assisted living center. John was a dedicated SHA board member, supporter, and volunteer of the SHA mission for many, many years. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude no matter the situation. He will be greatly missed by the SHA board members, those who knew him personally, and most of all, his beloved family members. Full obituary will be available at the Thomas Family Funeral Home website.

His Celebration of Life service will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Minot.  A livestream of the service can be viewed by accessing

Visitation is set for Tuesday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials:  In lieu of flowers or plants, the family prefers memorials to the Scandinavian Heritage Association or First Lutheran Church.

Board Updates – March 2021

A few updates from the Scandinavian Heritage Association Board:

  • The SHA Annual Meeting was pushed from it’s normal date in January and held Saturday February 27th, 2021. Election of Officers and New Board Members were accomplished!
  • Exciting plans are underway for the SHA 2021 Mid-Summer Night Celebration to be held over TWO DAYS now –  June 18 and 19th! Please visit our Facebook page for continued developments and updates!
  • The Official 2021 SHA Park Season is scheduled to begin May 17th. On-going information will be posted on our Facebook page as we near opening day.