Hour long documentary produced by Prairie Public
Television, Fargo, North Dakota, Copyright 2008.
prairie is dotted with unique and picturesque churches,
many of which are in danger of being lost forever. Prairie
Public's hour-long documentary, Prairie Churches,
preserves images of this priceless heritage.
Often the first community structure to be built,
these spiritual landmarks represent the hopes and
dreams of settlers who sought to forge a new future
for themselves and their children. Prairie Churches
provides a fascinating, emotional, and informative
look into these monuments of faith, exploring the
role churches have in sustaining the history and culture
of the vanishing rural landscape. The program, produced
in high definition throughout the four seasons in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and Minnesota,
takes a breathtaking visual tour of 117 outstanding
churches scattered across the prairies.
Count Berthold Imhoff, Artist provides a fascinating
look at the aristocratic artist who devoted his life
to painting the churches of fellow immigrants throughout
Saskatchewan and the Dakotas. This biography of the
idealistic artist is adorned with images from 18 churches
where many of his masterpieces survive intact today.
Members of the Bismarck Mandan Civic Chorus
Production funding for Prairie Churches provided
by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, J.M. Kaplan
Fund, North Dakota Humanities Council, the Winnipeg
Foundation, and by the members of Prairie Public.
Churches featured from Germans from Russia
Count Berthold John von Imhoff, St. Walburg, Saskatchewan,
the well known German artist of church paintings, is
featured in the documentary. For information about Imhoff,
go to www.ucalgary.ca/~dsucha/imhoff.html
and the Imhoff Gallery/Museum - www.imhoffgallery.com.
Hebron, Karlsruhe, Richardton, Glen Ullin, Gackle,
Strasburg, Hague, Linton (North Dakota); Hoven (South
Dakota; and Muenster. St. Walburg, Reward, and Muenster
Prairie Churches DVD
DVD is $30.00 plus Shipping & Handling
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael