Winter Memories Exhibit
Jan 14 – Mar 9 all-day

Winter memories-02For  centuries, this region has embraced and even enjoyed the winter seasons, filling the cold days with a variety of fun activities. This Historical Society of North Dakota exhibit highlights all of the unique and fun  that can be had this cold-weather region.

Remembering When Exhibit with Vintage Quilts and Tablecloths
Jan 20 – Mar 30 all-day

Remembering When-over 30 quilted vintage tablecloths and hankies, and dolls made by Barb Nicholson from Kindred, North Dakota. Nicholson turns 1930s and ‘40s original tablecloths with blemishes, age spots or small tears into works of art suitable for exhibition. Enhancing rather than changing the original print design, she machine quilts the design and fills background areas complementing the overall pattern. Occasionally, a center motif is added either by painting a design or stitching on a piece of handiwork.

The workshop and exhibit are presented by A Woman’s Perspective Art Exhibitions and Events which is supported in part by Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota, HandWorks, Prairie Public, Les Skoropat Design, and American Association of University Women–Moorhead/Fargo. More information at awp.handworks.org

A Woman’s Perspective on SQUARE
Feb 1 – Mar 29 all-day

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A Woman’s Perspective on SQUARE

A Woman’s Perspective Multimedia Art Exhibitions and Events hosts emerging and established artists to present visual, literary, and performing art. This year’s theme is Square-, which was used as inspiration for the visual art, poetry, prose, music, dance and theatre.


A Woman’s Perspective is partnering with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County to encourage donations to the Food Pantry during February and March. Bring a nonperishable food item for donation and receive $1 off admission to the Museum, including A Woman’s Perspective Art Exhibition on the theme of Square.

Red River Floods: Fargo and Moorhead with Author Terry Shoptaugh
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Local historian and retired MSUM professor, Terry Shoptaugh presents his newest book Red River Floods. This book shows a detailed photographic account of the ebb and flow of Red River flood waters in the Fargo/Moorhead area since 1871.  A wide variety of images offer a multifaceted perspective from residents, local flood-fighting crews, and state and federal agencies.

Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Moorhead Parks 12-14The Midwest Viking Festival and the annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival are joining forces again to present a celebration of Nordic culture from ancient times to today, June 26 and 27 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota. Visitors get two festivals for the price of one.
The Midwest Viking Festival is an outdoor gathering of craftsmen, musicians and living history enthusiasts, from throughout the upper Midwest, who specialize in bringing the Viking Age back to life.  According to Jeff Swenson, the event coordinator of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, there will be re-enactors dressed in period clothing, cooking over an open fire and demonstrating historic crafts.

Visitors will also experience other Viking activities including glass bead making, coin-striking, silver-smithing, runic reading/writing, chainmail production, blacksmithing, wood carving, fiber production, pottery making, and a variety of challenging Viking games. Indoor and outdoor battle demonstrations are scheduled for Friday and Saturday as well.