Bonanzaville, the Cass County Historical Society's pioneer village, is looking for someone to lead it into the future after Executive Director Brenda Warren announced she will retire in March.

The Cass County Historical Society has opened the position for applications until Feb. 1.

Warren said she decided to retire this year to spend time with her family.

"It is time to retire at age 66 to spend more time with family, my seven grandchildren, and enjoy more time at the lake and spend the winter in Arizona,," she said.

After serving as a volunteer at Bonanzaville, the 12-acre property operated by the Cass County Historical Society, she began as executive director in Aug. 2014.

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Before volunteering and becoming a member of the Historical Society board of directors, Warren served the city in a number of positions, including serving as a West Fargo city commissioner for eight years and as a commissioner on the Riverside City Council, where she worked on the community’s 1989 merger with the city of West Fargo.

In 2014, Warren said her vision for Bonanzaville was to increase the interactivity between the Cass County Historical Society and the community.

With continued school and community tours as well as special events such as themed mystery games and the recent Women's Suffrage Gala, Warren has made her mark.

Bonanzaville also hosted a taping of "Antiques Roadshow," the popular PBS television show, last year, which will air this month. It was the first time the show has filmed in eastern North Dakota.

Anyone interested in applying for the position can send a cover letter along with their resume by Feb. 1, 2020, to: CCHS-Bonanzaville, Attn: John Lund, 1351 Main Ave. W., West Fargo, ND 58078. The job description can be found online at