Dakota Perspectives of American History and Impacting Cultural Identity Today @ Hjemkomst Center
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm


The Dakota people have a rich history and culture, and it is important that they tell their own stories and share their own perspectives of American History. The Dakota today have lived in exile from these places and just as a child taken from its Mother, they often long to go home. The presentation will discuss the history of the Dakota and the impacts of legislation such as the Removal Act of 1863 and how the Dakota came to live on the various reservations.  Free with Museum admission

Opening Reception: Wet & Dry @ Hjemkomst Center
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wet-and-Dry-LogoJoin us for the opening reception of our latest Clay County exhibit:  Wet and Dry: Alcohol in Clay County 1871-1937, which explores the spirited debates around the morality of alcohol, from our Wild West birth through the end of Prohibition.

Refreshments provided, fine local beers for sale.  Ribbon cutting at 4:15, after party at Rustica’s.

An Art Walk through History @ Hjemkomst Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

KentJoin artist and NDSU professor Kent Kapplinger on a tour of the art included in the exhibits Imprinting the West and Manifestation. He will provide insight into the printing process that allowed the mass production of images that shaped 19th Century citizens’ ideas of the West and discuss the contemporary printmaking techniques used by artist Laura Youngbird. Tour free with Museum admission.

Family Portrait – A Hands-On Collage Workshop @ Hjemkomst Center
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pre-register for this hands-on collage workshop reflecting on family.  Participants will create and take home their own artwork.  Bring photocopies of family photos to integrate into the piece.  Limited to 15 registrants, 12 and older.  Free but must pre-register at Matt.Eidem@hscmuseum.org or call 218.299.5511 ext. 6737.

Family Tree by Laura Youngbird

This activity is supported by Exhibits USA through the National Endowment for the Arts.