The little old town that never was, but is today!
Step inside our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns and homesteaded the prairies of North Doakta. The village offers visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during that time. Our buildings were moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation.
2018 PUBLIC TOURS
Guided Tour of Historic Buildings
1:00 PM Saturdays May thru September
5yrs & under free with family
MVHS Members Free.
Special Tours: Larry Strand- 701-258-5128
Photography Sessions: $55.00 - 701-220-6311
Browse Buckstop Junction's Vintage Gift Shoppe for North Dakota collectables or a copy of Old Walls Do Tell Tales, the Pioneer Stories of Buckstop Junction.
2018: Buckstop Junction
THIS OLD STORE
This old store was built in Bismarck in the early 1900s. It was believed to be first located on 4th Street. For the first 30-40 years, it was used by one or more unknown businesses and we have been told that in 1940s there were living quarters in the back of the building. In the 1940s, Joseph Chesak moved it to Thayer Avenue, between 15th and 16th Street.
Chesak Seed House was first listed in the Bismarck City Directory in the 1950s. In the late 1950s, the building was at 221 N. 23rd St. in 1973, the Chesak family sold the building to Skeels Electric. For the next 30 years, Skeels used it to store equipment in. At some time, all the windows were boarded over. Skeels donated it to the Missouri Valley Historical Society in 2005. Mike Beck built a foundation for the store and uncovered the windows.
After sitting vacant for a number of years, serious restoration work was begun in 2016. Much more work was done in 2017. It once again looks like a store. A different old sign has been added to the front. The sign reads "Bingenheimer Mercantile." In the 1870s, George Bingenheimer and his brother first started in business in Bismarck, before moving to Mandan.
©Buckstop Junction 2017
The Lewis Hotel, was moved to Buckstop Junction from Tappen, ND in 1996. The Lewis Hotel is one of our rental locations at Buckstop Junction. For rental please contact Erin Kuetemeyer.
Erin Kuetemeyer - 701-400-1018
Vintage Gift Shoppe / Visitor Center
Open Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm
Vintage gifts, Membership and Volunteer services
Now until December 2018
Shoppe Contact - Marlette 701-220-6311
2018 Buckstop Junction Events
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY
Sunday, May 20th, 1-4 PM
Free Entrance to Buckstop Junction Grounds!
MVHS ANNUAL MEETING: MAY 21st
Open to the Public
JUNK'N at the JUNCTION
Saturday, June 16th
(Repurposed, Up-cycled) Contact: Brenda Aisenbrey 701-425-2080
FLEA MARKET & CORN FEED
Saturday, August 18th
Flea Market Contact: Brenda Aisenbrey 701-425-2080
Saturday & Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd
Applefest Contact: Bismarck Cancer Center 701-220-6100
HAY RIDE & SANTA
Saturday, December 1st
Buckstop Junction is on East Main Avenue, just east of Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, North Dakota. Please call for information to schedule a tour, book your event or to volunteer. The Missouri Valley Historical Society (MVHS) is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to support Buckstop Junction. We are staffed by volunteers and welcome your help! Buckstop Junction is part of BreatheND & there is no tobacco use of any kind allowed on the grounds.