Historic Preservation

The northern Red River Valley is rich in history – both pre-historic and settlement eras.  The Walsh and Pembina County Historic Preservation Commissions are authorized Certified Local Government entities established via ordinance by their respective Board of County Commissioners.  The commissions have contributed greatly to the region’s cultural and historic preservation.  They have led projects that have enhanced our region’s communities and tourism potential.  The Red River Regional Council is proud to have worked with these commissions on many projects.

These organizations strive to highlight and preserve history within each county.  The commissions meet on a quarterly basis to review and discuss ongoing and potential projects.  Anyone with questions for the commissions can contact them directly.

Pembina County Historic Preservation Commission:



Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission:



Historic Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.  Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  The Walsh and Pembina Historic Preservation Commissions have capitalized on this exciting new game to draw visitors to the many historic sites in the two counties.

Please investigate the Pembina Walsh Historic Trail geocaching sites by logging in to www.geocaching.com and searching for sites in both counties. You will find an exciting trail through time and log some interesting and puzzling geocaches along the way!