Bismarck fourth-graders learning history of their city

BISAMRCK, N.D. - Fourth grade students in Bismarck are learning about the secrets of the capital city.

It's called the Heritage River Landing Project and kids are going to different spots across the city, including the library, the county courthouse, the state archives, the Heritage Center and the river.

Each spot is giving them a better sense of how the city was established back in the 1800s.

“They're young and their vantage point is from the 21st century,” Kate Waldera with the Library Information Services said. “I think it's so good for them to really get a feel, to take ownership of the history of their city.”

The students will compile all their notes and pictures and present a final report sometime this spring.