Events & Exhibits

There is always something new and interesting for you to see at the MonDak.

To see our current and upcoming exhibits, click here to visit our calendar.

Permanent Art Collection

Native son and famed western artist J.K. Ralston is included among the many works found in our permanent art collection. Also at the MonDak is the Charlotte Rees Gabisch Art Library, the most extensive art library in the region.

Pioneer Town

Here you can experience life as it was for settlers in the MonDak region around 1910.

Artist Inquiries
The MonDak Heritage Center welcomes inquiries from artists and artist groups. If you’re interested in exhibiting at the MonDak, check here for prospectuses for our annual exhibits, or contact museum staff for further inquiries. Exhibits vary widely and can range from traditional painting and sculpture to less traditional media.

Annual Exhibits

Quilting & Needlework Show

After more than 30 years, it's still going strong, with as many as 100 quilts filling the galleries with warmth and color. In addition to taking in the show, Quilt Show visitors can also join in special lectures and presentations about quilts, their history, caring and hanging them and much more. For 2016, we have expanded the show to include needle work! Be sure to attend in February and see how this craft has evolved over the years!

Youth Art Show

The MonDak Heritage Center hosts an annual Youth Art Show  to encourage young artists to pursue their talents and to give them a place to display their works. Sponsors for the show also provide prize money. Participating students range from middle school to high school age, and their artwork includes drawings, color graphics, sculpture, and mixed media. A reception for the young artists is typically held. For details on how to enter, please see our youth art prospectus.  We also typically hold an annual Youth Music Showcase during the Youth Art Show.

Miniature Art Show

Another very popular show at the MonDak is its annual Miniature Art Show. Drawing entries form across the nation and across the world, the show is an amazing display of fine detail on a tiny scale. When viewing the miniature art, the first inclination is to lean in, squint, and look closer. To aid viewers the museum provides magnifiers to help visitors appreciate the true artistry found in these small gems. See how theses paintings stand up to the closest inspection and you will appreciate the intricacy and exquisite detail of this art form exhibited each winter at MDHC. 2016 Miniature Art Prospectus.

Annual Events

Celebrating Chocolate

Spend an evening celebrating chocolate at the MonDak Heritage Center. MonDak members get special pricing on tickets.  You will receive chocolate treats with complimentary wine and other refreshments. You and your friends can sample chocolate creations while supporting cultural activities and collections preservation at the Center. There will also be music, and a silent auction to fill out the night. We hope to see you at this delectable event!  This event is for 21 and over.


Another very popular annual event at the MonDak is Oktoberfest. Help us raise funds for musical programming at the MonDak Heritage Center and for the Northeastern Arts Network.  NAN is a key partner in providing professional music talent to the stage at the MonDak every year bringing musicians and bands from far and wide. This event is for 21 and over only.

MonDak Christmas

As a community cultural center, the MonDak Heritage Center is always mindful of its debt to the local community and its supporters. At Christmas time, the museum hosts an annual Christmas celebration in early December to thank the community for all its support.