On Thursday, January 19, we’ll be hosting an opening reception in our 4th Floor Gallery for Dr. Ken Andersen’s survey of photographic history and mechanical reproduction. The exhibition, titled “Focus On the Process: The Art, History, and Science of Photographic Printing” features artistic prints completed in 12 historical printing methods as well as photo and text panels outlining the history and science (including the chemicals, technology, and procedures) of each. Together, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of photographic printing and an opportunity to contemplate the role of photography and image reproduction in our world of smartphones, downloads, and digital sharing.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Join us!
For more information, follow this link.
Kate Savageau, an NDSU graduate student, will discuss her research on the women’s club movement in the Fargo-Moorhead area between 1880-1930. This movement was influenced directly by Sarah Comstock, one of the founding members of the Moorhead Women’s Club.
A tour of the hosue is included with program admission. Coffee and baked goods will be provided by Red Raven Espresso Parlor.
Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and college students; $4 for children ages 4-17; children 4 and under and members will be admitted for free.
For more details, follow the link to the MNHS site: http://www.mnhs.org/event/2154.
The first in a monthly lecture series at the Comstock House, our Parlor Talk will give participants a chance to hear local histories while enjoying beer from one of Fargo-Moorhead’s local breweries.
In February, on Thursday the 16th, Senior Archivist Mark Peihl will offer a lecture on Moorhead’s notorious saloon district. The event is for adults only (21 & older).
Admission is $15 and includes a light meal and the first beer.
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.