Through the Lens: Lawrence Welk and Cultural Change in North Dakota

Television was growing to provide a social and cultural mirror of the world in the 1950s, including images of modern life in the Red River Valley and across the state. Television contributed to the popularity of Lawrence Welk, still one of the most well-known North Dakotans even today. He is shown receiving the key to his hometown of Strasburg, North Dakota.


Through the Lens: North Dakota as Seen by Television in the 1950s (1986); State Historical Society of North Dakota

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science