HCSCC @ The Hjemkomst Center

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of the history of Clay County and presenting its rich heritage with exhibits and programming.

HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. The organization manages the museum at the Center and provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and the Hopperstad Stave Church replica**.

In 2009 the Clay County Historical Society and the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center merged to form the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.  Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota.

Trying to Find the Museum?

I-94 Exit 1 and north on 8th street to 1st Ave. North is the most direct way, but as 8th street is under construction all summer, you may find other paths easier. Exit 2 takes you to 20th street. Go north all the way to 1st Ave. N. and turn left (west) all the way to the bridge. The bridge is closed for construction, but that’s OK because the museum is the last right turn just BEFORE the bridge. See the map below.


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Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open until 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April – December

**Please note the Hopperstad Stave Church will be closed January-March due to weather. Availability of Church subject to change without notice.

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