Apr
14
Tue
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.

May
7
Thu
HCS 2015 Annual Meeting
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join HCS for our 2015 Annual Meeting at the Hjemkomst Center on May 7. The evening will begin at 6pm with lively music, a buffet-style dinner with menu by our own Kelly Wambach. Stay for the Annual Meeting at 7pm. The presentation this year includes some rarely seen footage of early Moorhead from 1917 shot by Dr. Edward Humphrey, presented by Mark Peihl.

Featured Menu

Bloody Mary Aspic

Minted Peas and Asparagus Tips

Garlic and spring onion mashed potatoes

BBQ pineapple chicken breast

Stuffed loin of pork w/ parsley and peppercorn sauce

Homemade angel food cake with strawberry and rhubarb sauce

Please RSVP by April 21, 2015

The HCSCC annual meeting is open to the public, but only paid members are permitted to vote in elections. For reservations,  HCS members pay $16 for the dinner while non-members pay $20. Please drop off or send payment for reservations to HCSCC, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead, MN 56560-1985 by April 21. Those who would like to attend the award ceremony without dinner will be admitted without cost at 7 pm. Please call or email your intention to attend in order to ensure space: 218-99-5511, Ext. 6737 or Jeff.Swenson@hcsmuseum.org

May
13
Wed
American Dreams: Immigrants Carved Out Their Place on North Dakota’s Plains
May 13 – Sep 30 all-day

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American Dreams

May 13 – September 30, 2015

American Dreams: Immigrants Carved Out Their Place on North Dakota’s Plains is an exhibit researched, designed, written and installed by Dr. Angela Smith and her graduate and undergraduate students from North Dakota State University. This exhibit uses the Father William Sherman Collection as a lens to view the vibrant immigrant past of North Dakota.

neh_logo_horizontal_rgbndhc_logo_with_taglineThis activity is supported in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities

 

May
19
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HCSCC Offers Free Admission on the 3rd Tuesday from  5pm to 8pmof each month April through December.

May
30
Sat
Viking Tunic Making with HCS and Modern Textiles @ Modern Textiles
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IMG_0078 On Saturday, May 30 from 2 to 5pm the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County in partnership with Modern Textiles will host any interested Viking enthusiasts for step-by-step tutorial on making authentic-looking Viking Tunics or Tunic Dress at Modern Textiles in  Fargo, ND.

This beginner class will be a fun afternoon of creativity and sewing to prepare a Viking costume.   Participants will be able to create an authentic-looking tunic by the end of this class and be ready for the upcoming Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festivals on June 26-27 at the Hjemkomst Center. The Sewing class will take place at Modern Textiles, located at 7th St S #202, Fargo, ND 58103

Registration is $20 and does not include materials. Space is limited, please register in advance with Jeff Swenson at HCS. He can be contacted at 218-299-5511 ext 6737 or jeff.swenson@hcsmuseum.org.

Required materials for this class include: 3 yards of fabric (for a basic Tunic) or 5 yards of fabric (for a Tunic-Dress) – a variety of materials may be used, but linen or wool is more authentic looking. Some knowledge of sewing is helpful. Fabric can be purchased at Modern Textiles, and registrants for the class will receive a 15% discount on materials.

Jun
16
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HCSCC Offers Free Admission on the 3rd Tuesday from  5pm to 8pmof each month April through December.

Jun
26
Fri
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.

Jul
21
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HCSCC Offers Free Admission on the 3rd Tuesday from  5pm to 8pmof each month April through December.

Aug
18
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HCSCC Offers Free Admission on the 3rd Tuesday from  5pm to 8pmof each month April through December.

Sep
15
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

HCSCC Offers Free Admission on the 3rd Tuesday from  5pm to 8pmof each month April through December.