Become Involved

Monetary Donations and In-Kind Gifts

Bonanzaville accepts all forms of support to continue our mission. We are a 501c3 organization, meaning all donations are tax-deductible!! If you would like to make a donation click here to donate online, or call us for more information. Our current projects include:

  • Thue-Brink Store renovation
  • South Pleasant Church restoration
  • Bonanzaville Endowment

Become a Member

Becoming a member of Bonanzaville is a great way to show your support. Your membership contribution will help maintain our facilities, educational programs, and so much more. Your annual membership supports the operation of Bonanzaville's 12 acres and the preservation of our 400,000 artifacts and 43 historic buildings.

Reasons to become a member:

  • Free unlimited admission to Bonanzaville.

  • 10% off all purchases in the museum store.

  • The newsletter Bonanzaville Times.

  • Membership is tax-deductible!

  • You can become involved in our community and become a part of our mission to preserve our regions history to be passed down to the next generation!


The Adopt-a-Building program ensures that our historic buildings will have the necessary funding to last for generations. Twenty percent of the funds received on the adopted building will be put into a restricted account and used for materials and supply costs of any structure maintenance or improvements. The remaining eighty percent will be used for labor, supplies and equipment for maintenance, landscaping and lawn care, and administrative costs.  The adoptor will be notified if the restricted funds will be used for anything other than what it is intended for. 

We are excited to offer this opportunity to let the community we serve help us by properly funding our mission.  Bonanzaville brings visitors to our region, provides education to thousands of children, and preserves irreplaceable artifacts. Without people like you it wouldn’t be possible.



We have numerous year-round volunteer internship opportunities available in exhibit planning, archiving, collections, event planning, accounting, marketing and sales, and volunteer coordinating. We ensure that our interns get hands-on experience in a non-profit, museum setting. Contact Brenda Warren at 701-282-2822 for more information on being an intern at Bonanzaville!


By volunteering with Bonanzaville you will help preserve the history of the Cass County area. You will help teach a new generation the history of past generations, while creating new exciting memories to passed on for years for come. With over 50 buildings filled with artifacts, as a volunteer you will continue to learn more each time you volunteer!! Please click on the following link for the Volunteer Application (PDF).