Sunday, Aug. 27, will be the last inside tour of the Stern Homestead house. The unique German-Russian architectural-style home has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2008. John Stern built the house in 1907 so it celebrates 110 years that it has stood on the prairie two miles east of Mott on highway 21.
Mott Gallery of History & Art will do the tour from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on that day, telling immigration stories and guiding folks through the old structure for the last time. The building is aged and fragile so it will be able to rest after that date. The grounds will still be available for self-walking tours, with weather-proof signs erected throughout the property. The signs to tell the Stern story of strong pioneers in southwestern North Dakota. Mark your calendars and join the homestead volunteers in a farewell tour.