Feb
20
Mon
Art and Science Day from Inspire Innovation Lab @ The Hjemkomst Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspire Innovation Lab, a local nonprofit organization that teaches STEM activities to children, will be at the Hjemkomst Center leading visitors through some of the scientific considerations of our current exhibition The Power of Children: Making a Difference.

Come learn about Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White, and inspire your children with a love for art, history, and science.

Feb
21
Tue
Gerald Anderson Book Talk and Signing @ The Historic Comstock house
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In his latest Ottertail County murder mystery, professor emeritus of history Gerald Anderson returns to tell another story of Palmer Knutson. The book is called Death of a Viking . . . or . . . Drown by the Old Mill Stream and Anderson will be at the Comstock House talking about it and his transformation from a local history professor who’s served MSUM, Concordia, and NDSU to a mystery novelist.

Join us for some coffee and one of the most engaging professors you’ll encounter in the Red River Valley.

The event is free, but Anderson will be selling and signing copies of both his latest release and previous projects like Portrait of the Artist as a Young Corpse . . . or . . . A Brush with Death and Pecked to Death . . . or . . . Murder Under the Prairie Chicken.

Feb
25
Sat
The Road to Little Rock Screening, Panel @ The Hjemkomst Center
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon screening of The Road to Little Rock at the Hjemkomst Center!  Local filmmakers Carl Oberholtzer and Art Phillips will be on-hand to introduce their documentary on Fargo’s Judge Davies and his role in integrating America’s public schools.

Given the connection to Ruby Bridges, who is profiled in our current exhibition The Power of Children: Making a Difference, we’ve decided to make an afternoon of it and offer free children’s admission after 12:00PM.

Join us for the film, a discussion with two of the filmmakers, and then explore our current exhibition The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The event starts at 1:00PM and the museum is open until 5:00PM.

Mar
8
Wed
Comstock Board Game Night @ The Comstock House
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come enjoy Victorian Moorhead with board game night at the Historic Comstock House. We’ll be playing Parchesi, Backgammon, and Chinese Checkers. Admission includes a house tour and light refreshments.

Mar
14
Tue
Concordia Concert Night @ The Comstock House
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In  partnership with Concordia College, we’ll be hosting classical music at the Historic Comstock House. Tonight we’ll be featuring a cello and flute trio. Admission includes a house tour and light refreshments.

Mar
15
Wed
Arts Access for ALL @ The Hjemkomst Center (Elm Room)
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The second in a free brown bag lunch series designed to promote access and inclusivity in Fargo-Moorhead arts events and spaces.

Jesse Shirek, Vision Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology Specialist and Accessible Web Design Consultant, will discuss specific accommodations needed for people with vision loss. Drawing from his multiple years of experience as a teacher, artist, and leader in the field, as well as his own vision impairment, Shirek offers a unique expertise on the importance of high contrast, eliminating visual clutter, and how to best create an environment in arts organizations that is most user-friendly for patrons with vision impairments.

Provide your own lunch, but options are also available from The Rex Cafe at the Hjemkomst Center.

Mar
23
Thu
Parlor Talk @ The Comstock House
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Kaitlin Preusser, a senior at Concordia College, will discuss her research on one of Clay County’s most important pioneer women, Orabel Thortvedt. Attendees will hear about Thortvedt’s life, have a chance to tour the house and enjoy refreshments from Red Raven Espresso Parlor.

Apr
8
Sat
Art and Science Day, from Inspire Innovation Lab @ The Hjemkomst Center
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our current exhibition, Focus On the Process: The Art, History, and Science of Photographic Printing, features a fun combination of photography, chemistry, physics, and history.

Inspire Innovation Lab will delve into the art and science of this combination at the Hjemkomst Center.

Apr
19
Wed
Arts Access for ALL @ The Hjemkomst Center (Elm Room)
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The third in a free brown bag lunch series designed to promote access and inclusivity in Fargo-Moorhead arts events and spaces.

Paulette Wood, Program Director for Vocational Training Center, will help us understand the perspectives of people with cognitive disabilities. She will teach attendees how to best prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a positive visit to a theater production, musical performance, or museum exhibition. Wood has 39 years of experience in the field of cognitive disability, having worked in 4 states and holding leadership positions in both residential and vocational services.

Provide your own lunch, but options are also available from The Rex Cafe at the Hjemkomst Center.