Cando, North Dakota

Duck Hunting Capital of North Dakota



The Pioneer Foundation Building
The Pioneer Foundation BuildingOne Room School House

Cando is fortunate to have two Museums.  The Pioneer Foundation Building and a One Room School House.  

The Pioneer Foundation/Museum is located on the SE Corner of 5th and Main Street, Cando, ND.  The Museum Founded in 1976 shares the main floor with the City of Cando.  Their Auditor's office and meeting room and Police department use 1/2 of the Main Floor. On the Main Floor the Museum has display cases and some free standing items that are representative of Cando's History.  This floor is open to the public during the City's regular hours 9 AM - 4 PM week days and by appointment other  times. The 2nd Floor of the Museum open by appointment and advertised hours is accessed by a stairway opening to the street level East of the Main Door and a circular stairway at the back of the 1st floor. There are many rooms on the 2nd floor and each one is furnished with items donated or on loan from individuals in our area. There is a kitchen,dining room, bedroom, parlor, toy room,professional room, 2 rooms housing "Mrs. Houge's" dress shoppe and reading rooms.  

The Little School House Museum located on the Court House Lawn is the Armourdale School.  Moved intact, it has been preserved as when it was in use.  There are pictures and many things from other One Room Schools. This building is shown by appointment.  

Our Museums Welcome You.  For appointments please contact: Jim Slusser-701-968-3943, Vickie Lingen-701-968-3622 or Gerald Maurseth - 701-968-3490.