Aug
22
Tue
Yoga on the Lawn (Comstock House) @ The Comstock House
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Tuesday night in the summer join a yoga class on the Comstock House lawn. Classes are taught by certified instructor Amanda Nordick and designed for all levels of ability. A limited number of yoga mats will be available, so we recommend that students/visitors bring their own (as well as a water bottle and comfortable clothes).

Class will be canceled in cases of rain or temperatures below 60 degrees and updates will be posted on the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s Facebook page. Although classes are free of charge there is a suggested donation of $5 that will go toward the preservation of one of Moorhead’s most important and historic homes.

 

Aug
24
Thu
Local Beer & Lawn Games (Comstock House) @ The Comstock House
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Play both familiar and obscure outdoor games and watch the sun set from the gorgeous Comstock lawn — while you enjoy a delicious local brew.

Every other Thursday this summer, we’re hosting free lawn games and selling local brews for $5. House tours are free with the purchase of a beer and we’ll be offering small prizes and some strange warm-up games, too.

June 15      – Kubb
June 29     – Croquet
July 13       – Norwegian Golf
July 21       – Molkky
August 10  – Skittles
August 24  – Bocce

Aug
29
Tue
Parlor Talks: Atomic Age Declassified @ The Hjemkomst Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) will host “Parlor Talks: Atomic Age Declassified,” a discussion with former Army physicist and Glyndon science teacher Roger Stenerson about the early years of the Cold War nuclear arms race. As a member of the Army Chemical Center in the early 1950s, Stenerson measured radioactive fallout from atomic bomb tests, including those in Yucca Flats, Nevada, during Operation Upshot-Knothole and the Bikini Atoll during Operation Castle Bravo. HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger will moderate the discussion and introduce visitors to the effects of the Cold War nuclear arms race on Cass and Clay Counties, including local civil defense measures, the construction of fallout shelters, and the operations of Air Force guards.

The presentation will be held in Heritage Theater at the Hjemkomst Center from 6:00PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, August 29. Admission is $10 ($5 for members) and includes the presentation, food from Rex Cafe, HCSCC museum tours, and a local beer (with more available for purchase). Ages 21+.
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For more information or to reserve a ticket (if not online), please contact HCSCC Communications Coordinator Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6733, or davin.wait@hcsmuseum.org. For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or markus.krueger@hcsmuseum.org.

Yoga on the Lawn (Comstock House) @ The Comstock House
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Tuesday night in the summer join a yoga class on the Comstock House lawn. Classes are taught by certified instructor Amanda Nordick and designed for all levels of ability. A limited number of yoga mats will be available, so we recommend that students/visitors bring their own (as well as a water bottle and comfortable clothes).

Class will be canceled in cases of rain or temperatures below 60 degrees and updates will be posted on the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s Facebook page. Although classes are free of charge there is a suggested donation of $5 that will go toward the preservation of one of Moorhead’s most important and historic homes.

 

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
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