Accessibility Services and Accommodations

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is committed to serving visitors of all ages and all abilities. We strive to provide equal access and a positive experience for all of our patrons.

HCSCC is firmly committed to finding solutions to some of the challenges presented by our property and historic sites. We plan to make steady progress wherever possible by removing barriers to our programs, services and events.

For access questions or to request reasonable accommodations including private group tours, Audio Described touch tours or American Sign Language interpreters please contact our Programing Director, Markus Krueger via email markus.krueger@hcsmuseum.org or phone 218-299-5511 ext. 6738

HCSCC is located at the Hjemkomst Center and manages the center’s museum and interprets the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Hopperstad Stave Church replicas.

MOBILITY/WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

The Hjemkomst Center museum and Hopperstad Stave Church are fully wheelchair accessible. The main front entrance to the museum has an electric door operated by a push plate. The museum exhibits and glass display cases are specifically placed for access to viewing. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The four floors of the museum are accessible by elevator. Our Rex Café and gift shop are also accessible with widened aisles for ease of movement. Meeting rooms and Museum Theater are also wheelchair accessible.

PARKING/DROP OFF AND PICK UP/ PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

HCSCC has designated accessible parking marked in the front of the building. A valid disability parking permit is required.

Visitors to the museum may be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance of the building at the ramp. There is a flat surface into the building. No parking is permitted at the drop-off and pick-up area.

The entire Hjemkomst Center parking lot is reserved for people with mobility disabilities during large festivals. Parking at the Moorhead Center Mall with free shuttle service is available.

Public transportation via Metro Area Transit (MAT) bus is available to and from the museum. You can catch the Metro Link that runs every 15 minutes between The Moorhead Center Mall located at 510 Center Ave in Moorhead and The Ground Transportation Center (GTC) located at 502 NP Ave in Fargo. Route 4 also runs from the GTC to North Moorhead to Walmart and back. This bus route is much longer. For more information about MAT bus please call 701-232-7500 or visit www.matbus.com

For paratransit visitor passes, call 701-235-4464 for more information

AUDIO DESCRIPTION & TOUCH TOURS

We offer individual and group Audio Described and touch tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision by request. Please reserve your AD/touch tour at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure a positive experience. Archived audio description for current exhibits and events can also be found at www.hcscconline.org/audiodescription.

Signage and print materials are available in alternative formats upon request. Please allow 2 weeks for your accommodation.

The museum theater offers the following films with audio description:
The Hjemkomst of Robert Asp
Building a Dream: The Moorhead Stave Church
The Hjemkomst 30 Years Later
Please inquire at our visitor desk at the front entrance.

To reserve an AD/touch tour or to request print material in an alternative format, contact the museum Programing Director, Markus Krueger via email markus.krueger@hcsmuseum.org or phone 218-299-5511 ext. 6738

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

During the months when our Hopperstad Stave Church is open from April through December (subject to change due to weather) we now offer ASL interpreted tours every 3rd Tuesday. Please contact Programming Director, Markus Krueger by the first Tuesday of the month to reserve your ASL tour email markus.krueger@hcsmuseum.org phone 218-299-5511 ext. 6738

WEBSITE ACCESS

We strive to make the HCSCC website accessible to all regardless of the device or browser used including assistive technology and screen readers for the blind.

If you are a person with a disability and are experiencing difficulty accessing materials on our website, please contact our Programming Director Markus Krueger via email markus.krueger@hcsmuseum.org phone 218-299-5511 ext. 6738