Remembering When Exhibit with Vintage Quilts and Tablecloths
Jan 20 – Apr 4 all-day

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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.

Coming of Age Reception- featuring Dr. Steve Hoffbeck’s 1968 presentation
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Tuesday, April 7, 5-7 pm

Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation exhibit features a time when there was upheaval, rebellion and a variety of challenging social issues at stake. HCS welcomes this MNHS traveling exhibit with Dr. Steve Hoffbeck, a history professor at MSU Moorhead. Hoffbeck will give his illustrated presentation on 1968: The Most Powerful Year in a Turbulent Decade. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.hoffbeck2

Hoffbeck will relate the stories of how Minnesotans coped with the powerful events of 1968- a time of war in Vietnam, violence in the streets and assassinations of U.S. leaders (Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy), and a presidential election- in a brief, forty-five minute talk.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

More than 68,000 Minnesota men and women went off to serve in the Vietnam Conflict—-and over one-thousand of them perished in combat and forty-three others were missing in action.  Hoffbeck provides insights into understanding the war and will share stories of Minnesotans who were deeply affected by the war and its legacies.

Dr. Steve Hoffbeck is a professor of history at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Specializing in the regional history of the Upper Midwest, Hoffbeck has written about topics such as the history of aviation, baseball, street pavements, and fishing.  A book that he wrote about farming in Minnesota, entitled The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, won a Minnesota Book Award in 2001.  The Haymakers has become a book beloved by its readers for its insights into the trials and joys of farming.

FMVA The BIG Art Show
Apr 14 – Jun 14 all-day

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April 14- June 1, 2015

A variety of work from arts educators, emerging artists, and established artists in the FM area fill the 4th Floor Gallery. Statements from the artists describe their inspirations and techniques, and a reception offers the public an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

FMVA BIG Art Show Reception
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Tuesday, April 21,  5-7pm

Join FMVA for their public reception of their latest BIG Art show. This event features the work from arts educators, emerging artists and established artists from our region. Free and open to the public.


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.