Apr
14
Tue
FMVA The BIG Art Show
Apr 14 – Jun 1 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
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
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
Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the Nordic Culture Clubs present the 38th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival and the Midwest Viking Festival, a celebration of Nordic culture from ancient times to today, June 26 and 27, 2015 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Our mission is to provide the community with great entertainment, education, and cultural activities to excite and enchant people of all ages while exposing them to the charm of Old and New World Scandinavian traditions With this event, you get two Festivals for the price of one! Outside you can participate in all things Viking, with blacksmiths, food demonstrations, Viking games, and a variety of other activities. Inside, you can expect to have your senses awakened with the smell of Scandinavian delicacies,   shopping of all kinds, and wonderful entertainment!

We have a fabulous line-up this year to make the Finnish and Saami host cultures shine! We are honored to host the New York Kammermusiker, a double-reed ensemble that has traveled extensively throughout the world. They will be playing a variety of Scandinavian folks songs specially arranged for their unique group as well as classical music from Scandinavian composers on Friday, June 26th. Continuing the focus of Scandinavian classical music, the Park Rapids Area Community Band, led by Dr. Russel Pesola will be joining with vocal group Saana Ensemble and Finnish brass band Ameriikan Poijat for a performance dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius on Saturday, June 27th. Individual performances by the Saana Ensemble and Ameriikan Poijat will also occur throughout the weekend. Humorous duo the Two Talls will provide dancing and laughter for all ages, while a variety of living history storytellers including Kari Tauring and Jan Smith will transport you to Viking Era Scandinavia. The Saami contingent of the festival will include performances by Saami yoiker Nathan Muus, an outdoor Saami lavuu tent village, presentations on culture and heritage, and a special tribute to Faith Fjeld, the late editor of Baiki, the North American Saami journal and leader of the North American Sami Reawakening.

The Midwest Viking Festival is a gathering of blacksmiths, craftsmen, musicians and living history enthusiasts, from throughout the upper Midwest and abroad, who specialize in bringing the Viking Age back to life in this live Viking Village.  Battle demonstrations are scheduled for both days of the festival and a beer garden with locally-made Viking themed beers is sure to be a hit. There are also plenty of opportunities for children to engage with the Viking way of life, with hands on games and crafts throughout the park such as wool felting, coin striking and rune writing.

Festival admission per day is Adults $10, Youth 13-17 $5, and Children under twelve are free with a paid adult. The Hjemkomst Center is at 202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead MN. For more information visit www.nordiccultureclubs.org or www.hcscconline.org

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.

Oct
20
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Nov
17
Tue
Free Admission from 5-8pm
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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