Last Call (Wet & Dry Closing Reception) @ The Hjemkomst Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for “Last Call,” our closing reception celebrating our exploration of the histories of alcohol in our community, from its Wild West inception on the edge of the Northern Pacific railroad and dry Dakota Territory: Wet & Dry: Alcohol in Clay County, 1871-1937.

The afternoon will include presentations, tours, and a cash bar featuring local beers and Temperance drinks (think Shirley Temples). Admission is ‘Buy One, Get One Free,’ so bring a friend. HCSCC members get in free.

1:00PM – Markus Krueger on Wild West Clay County
2:00PM – Mark Peihl on Saloon Era Moorhead
3:00PM – Markus Krueger on Prohibition in the Red River Valley
4:00PM – Guided Tour of “Wet & Dry: Alcohol in Clay County”

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For more information, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6733, or davin(dot)wait@hcsmuseum.org.

For questions about accessibility or accommodations, please contact HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or markus(dot)krueger@hcsmuseum.org

Monuments and Memories (Drache Lectures) @ Comstock House
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Thursday, January 25, NDSU Public History student Kirbie Sondreal discusses the role of public memorials in a painful episode of Minnesota history: a 1920 Duluth lynching and the 2003 monument erected in its memory (the first lynching memorial in the U.S.).

Beginning at 6:30PM, Sondreal explores the roles of monuments and recounts the tragedy that would eventually construct one. After the lecture guests are welcome to mingle and enjoy light refreshments while exploring one of the area’s most historic homes.

The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman @ Comstock House
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Thursday, February 1, NDSU graduate student Emma Novak discusses her research on Harriet Tubman. Novak will trace her life from slavery to activist to role model.

The presentation begins at 6:30PM. After the lecture, stay for light refreshments from Rustica Eatery and Tavern and explore one of Fargo-Moorhead’s most historic homes.

Concordia Music in the Parlor @ Comstock House
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Comstock House continues its growing collaboration with Concordia College Music with some cozy concerts this winter. The performers, both faculty and students, will be announced online via our eNewsletter and Facebook pages, but the music has always been and will continue to be fantastic.

Concerts begin at 7:00PM, but doors open at 6:00PM for light refreshments and tours. Seating is limited to 25, so we encourage you to reserve your seats for Thursday, January 11, and Thursday, February 8.

Narrative 4 at the Comstock House @ Comstock House
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Concordia College branch of Narrative 4 has received some international press this past year for its work connecting local citizens with different values, experiences, and beliefs. In fact, that’s just what the international non-profit’s mission is, building “a community of empathic global citizens who improve the world through the exchange of personal narratives.”

On Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30PM, we’ll be hosting Concordia student Sabina Beck at the Comstock House to discuss the work her local chapter has done in our community and share with us how others can get involved with the project.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided; however, we will be taking a free-will donation to help support the great work Narrative 4 is doing.