Anderson to speak on early autosWes Anderson will speak on “Early Automobiles of Barnes County 1899-1914” at 7 p.m. today in the Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series’ 13th season.
Wes Anderson will speak on “Early Automobiles of Barnes County 1899-1914” at 7 p.m. today in the Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series’ 13th season.
Barnes County and Valley City played a major part in the establishment of the automobile as a lasting technology in North Dakota. Anderson has been researching the early 20th century via the weekly Valley City Times-Record gleaning the stories of the first automobiles to appear in our community.
Anderson has been the curator/director of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum since July 1997. This is his seventh lecture for the Series. Past presentations include, “Theaters of Valley City,” “1918 Flu Epidemic in Barnes County,” “Barnes County Goes to War: WWII Home Front,” “Valley City’s 125th,” “1936: A Memorable Year,” “The Great Blizzard of 1966.” Anderson is the Director for the Valley City State University Planetarium. He is also past president of the Bridges Arts Council, a member of the Valley City Area Concert Association and a member of the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Restoration Committee among other things. He’s lived in Valley City since 1990 graduating from Valley City State University in 1997.
All lectures are at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, 315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, and are held in conjunction with Valley City State University. They are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Anderson at 701-845-0966.