Wind Energy 2019: Remembering the past, embracing the present, looking to the future

Beginning at 1:00 pm in building two on Friday, August 2, the program centers around the anniversary theme: Remembering the past, Embracing the present, and Looking to the future.

Dakota Buttes Historical Society 
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Well-known area storyteller Ceil Anne Clement begins the afternoon regaling the audience with tales of the wind and other stories. Jim LeFebre, long-time Lodgepole
resident, will explain how the early windmills and wind chargers worked, with personal experience of his family’s wind chargers. MDU Manager of Combustion Turbines and
Wind Generation Darrin Holzer completes the
afternoon with his presentation on the vision of wind energy in this area, why it works, how it works and the changes that have made it possible. Following the program, everyone can enjoy a time of “Windy Visiting” over coffee, lemonade and cookies served by DBHS/M board members and volunteers.
This fall on Sunday, September 1, the sixth annual bus tour takes place, this year featuring selected county windmills. The event concludes with a tour of the wind farms, hosted by Darrin Holzer, followed by a light supper at the museum. The bus loads at 1:00 pm outside of the museum’s main door (west side). Call the museum (701-567-4429) for further information.
Dakota Buttes Museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day or by appointment (phone numbers to call posted on west door).
All events are free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Groups encouraged.