2016 alcf north dakota home movie tour

Exploring Home Movies of North Dakota

For its second consecutive year, the Al Larvick Conservation Fund (ALCF), along with its community partners are bringing events back to three North Dakota cities, Bismarck, Valley City and West Fargo.

LOCATIONS:  August 29th, 2016, North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501; August 30, 2016, Barnes County Historical Society Museum, 315 Central Avenue North, Valley City, ND 58072; August 31, 2016:  Bonanzaville USA, 1351 Main Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078; 

OPEN HOUSE: An open house will take place from 6:00 - 7:00p, which will show examples of various consumer film and video formats of yesteryear and provide hand-outs for caring for and managing home movie analog and digital assets. Kirsten Larvick of ALCF and Tamera Kapaun of TK Design (located in Fargo) will be on stand-by to answer questions, provide local resources and assist with filling out the Al Larvick North Dakota Grant, which opens on August 29th, 2016. 

SCREENINGS: The screenings, which will be shown from 7:00 - 8:00p, will include newly transferred films from decades past, which reflect various areas, cultures and communities of North Dakota. Presenters and speakers include Kirsten Larvick and Tamera Kapaun. 2015 ALCF grantees are invited to speak about their material as well. To learn more about the 2015 grantees, please visit allarvickfund.org/grantees.

Confirmed programming:

Napoleon, ND Parade highlights (1950's)
Steam threshers, Makoti, ND (1960's)
Vernon Baltzer Family Films
Speaker: Stephanie Kom, Al Larvick North Dakota grantee, 2015
ALCF sponsor: The MediaPreserve

Rodeos of the 1960s, Richardton, ND
Community Festivals, southwestern North Dakota (1960's & 1970's)

Casper J. Renner Home Movies & Community History Collection
Speaker: Carol Renner, Al Larvick North Dakota grantee, 2015
ALCF sponsor: The MediaPreserve

Community Events, New Leipzig, ND (1940-1960)
The Hertz Film Collection
Speaker: Shane Molander, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Barnes County Picnics (1953-54)
Gereld Gerntholz Collection
Lisbon 75th Anniversary (1955)
Jim Heacox Collection
Sigma 7 Rocket Club (1967-68)
Dana Farnham Collection
Speaker: Tamera Kapaun, TK Design


Bill Wheeler's Early Years (mid-1930's)
Wheeler Home Movies
Speaker: Shari Huettl, The Memory Preserve
Recollections by Bill Wheeler


Valley City, ND Parade Highlights, (1954-56)
Al Larvick Family Film Collection
Recollections by Larry Danielson 


Please note: Not all speakers will be present at every event (Bismarck, Valley City, West Fargo) to discuss their respective material.

ALCF is inspired by Al Larvick, a man devoted to documenting everyday life activities. The fund’s mission is to preserve historical and cultural heritage through conversation, education, and public accessibility of American home and amateur recordings created prior to 1990. 

The Al Larvick North Dakota Grant is generously supported by its sponsor, The MediaPreserve.

Imagery for this page courtesy of the Casper J. Renner Home Movies & Community History Collection.