Sep
26
Tue
Drache Lectures: Company B Rides Free @ The Comstock House
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
(Image: US soldiers in the Philippines, Manilla, during the Philippine-American war. The gun is a 3.2-inch gun M1897.)

Military historian and NDSU Doctoral Candidate Carole Butcher has the honor of being the first distinguished speaker in the Hiram M. and Ada M. Drache Lecture Series. On Tuesday, September 26, Carole will share her research on North Dakota’s Company “B” and a North Dakota grassroots effort to bring the company’s soldiers home safely from San Francisco, where they had mustered out after the Philippine-American War.

Tuesday, September 26 | 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Admission $5 (Free for MNHS/HCSCC Members)

More details here

Oct
1
Sun
Opening Reception: The Saint John’s Bible @ The Hjemkomst Center
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re hosting an opening reception for the largest art exhibition in our history, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible. Featuring 68 original, hand-illuminated and calligraphed folios from this monumental Minnesota text, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible will stand as a major development in both our organization and museum’s history.

The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be provided; however, due to the magnitude of this exhibition, we are charging admission for entry. HCSCC members will be admitted for free.

Oct
11
Wed
Classic Horror Movies at the Comstock House @ The Comstock House
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Wednesday nights throughout the month of October, we’re hosting classic horror/monster movies at the Comstock House. Members of MSUM’s The Film Loop will introduce the films with a brief history at 7:00PM and moderate a short discussion afterward.*

On Wednesday, October 11, we screen two films: what Roger Ebert called “the first true horror film,” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); and the unofficial German Dracula film that’s become one of the most influential vampire horror films in the world, Nosferatu (1922).

On Wednesday, October 18, we screen another German classic, Vampyr (1932); and what’s often cited as the first zombie movie, White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

On Wednesday, October 25, we screen the George Romero “ghoul” movie that revolutionized zombie culture, Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Admission and popcorn are free; soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase.

Seats may be reserved here.

*To learn more, join us on Monday, October 30, at 6:30PM for a lecture discussing a history of monsters and their relationship to Victorian-era pseudoscience.

Oct
18
Wed
Classic Horror Movies at the Comstock House @ The Comstock House
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Wednesday nights throughout the month of October, we’re hosting classic horror/monster movies at the Comstock House. Members of MSUM’s The Film Loop will introduce the films with a brief history at 7:00PM and moderate a short discussion afterward.*

On Wednesday, October 11, we screen two films: what Roger Ebert called “the first true horror film,” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); and the unofficial German Dracula film that’s become one of the most influential vampire horror films in the world, Nosferatu (1922).

On Wednesday, October 18, we screen another German classic, Vampyr (1932); and what’s often cited as the first zombie movie, White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

On Wednesday, October 25, we screen the George Romero “ghoul” movie that revolutionized zombie culture, Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Admission and popcorn are free; soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase.

Seats may be reserved here.

*To learn more, join us on Monday, October 30, at 6:30PM for a lecture discussing a history of monsters and their relationship to Victorian-era pseudoscience.

Oct
24
Tue
Opening Reception and Hopperstad Unveiling @ The Hjemkomst Center
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A public opening reception of our new exhibition, Red River Masters, will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in conjunction with the unveiling of South Dakota master artist Jon Crane’s portrait of the Hopperstad Stave Church.

The reception will include Hopperstad tours from the master woodcarver who built it, Guy Paulson, as well as Scandinavian treats and a cash wine and beer bar.

Admission to the largest art exhibition in our history, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, will be extra ($5).

Oct
25
Wed
Classic Horror Movies at the Comstock House @ The Comstock House
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Wednesday nights throughout the month of October, we’re hosting classic horror/monster movies at the Comstock House. Members of MSUM’s The Film Loop will introduce the films with a brief history at 7:00PM and moderate a short discussion afterward.*

On Wednesday, October 11, we screen two films: what Roger Ebert called “the first true horror film,” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); and the unofficial German Dracula film that’s become one of the most influential vampire horror films in the world, Nosferatu (1922).

On Wednesday, October 18, we screen another German classic, Vampyr (1932); and what’s often cited as the first zombie movie, White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

On Wednesday, October 25, we screen the George Romero “ghoul” movie that revolutionized zombie culture, Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Admission and popcorn are free; soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase.

Seats may be reserved here.

*To learn more, join us on Monday, October 30, at 6:30PM for a lecture discussing a history of monsters and their relationship to Victorian-era pseudoscience.

Oct
26
Thu
@ The Comstock House
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

(Image: Florence Klingensmith standing next to her red Sportster plane.)

Join NDSU history graduate student Kaci Johnson for a presentation on pioneering aviator Florence “Treetops” Klingensmith. Klingensmith, born in Oakport, Minnesota, became the first woman in North Dakota to receive her pilot’s license. In 1931, she held the world record for inside loops with 1,078, and in 1932, she won the inaugural Amelia Earhart Cup at the National Air Races. After the presentation, enjoy light refreshments and explore the historic home.

This presentation is part of the Hiram M. and Ada M. Drache Lecture Series taking place at the Comstock House during the 2017-2018 school year.

Thursday, October 26 | 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Admission $5 (Free for MNHS/HCSCC Members)

More details here