May
1
Mon
History On Tap! – Cocktails and Rip Gizzard @ Junkyard Brewing Company
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger will be doing another season of History on Tap! at Junkyard Brewing Company, starting Monday, March 20, and continuing Monday nights (with a break) this spring. In the talks, Markus highlights Prohibition-era Clay County history from the research that brought together our current exhibition, Wet & Dry: Alcohol in Clay County, 1871-1937.

The first round of History On Tap! generated a lot of buzz around town when it began last November–doubling the Moorhead brewery’s usual crowd and prompting Spotlight Media to designate the talks as one of their “Things To Do in 2017” in Fargo by Fargo–and now Markus is ready for a chaser. Admission is still free, but we encourage you to buy something at the bar and support both local brew and local history!

Full Schedule

March 20
How to Get a Drink Around Here During Prohibition

April 3
Blind Pigs, Bootleggers, and the Birth of Bars

April 10
Red River Rum Runners

April 17
Local Moonshiners and How they Made It

April 24
Wild West Moorhead

May 1
Cocktails and Rip Gizzard: Local Drinks of Prohibition

May
23
Tue
Parlor Talks: Viking Age Art @ The Hjemkomst Center
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In collaboration with Drekker Brewing Company, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County presents the first of our summer lecture series “Parlor Talks,” a combination of local history, food, and beer at the Hjemkomst Center.

On Tuesday, May 23, Viking Connection Director and Norsk Høstfest Viking Village Coordinator Tim Jorgensen will share his research and fascination with Viking Age art. The evening will include Viking Age food from the Rex Cafe, local beer from Drekker Brewing Company, a 90-minute history, and tours of the HCSCC museum.

Admission is $15 ($10 for members) and that includes food and the first beverage (ages 21+).

For more information, contact HCSCC Communications Coordinator Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6733, or davin.wait@hcsmuseum.org.

Jun
13
Tue
Parlor Talks: Tree Rings, Log Cabins, and Dendrochronology @ Hjemkomst Center
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In collaboration with Drekker Brewing Company, we’re presenting the second of our summer lecture series “Parlor Talks,” a combination of local history, food, and beer at the Hjemkomst Center.

On Tuesday, June 13, NDSU Forestry Professor Joe Zeleznik will be sharing the results of a recent study of local trees and log cabins. Zeleznik specializes in dendrochronology, or the study of tree rings, and his insight helps us understand Settlement-era Clay, Becker, and Norman counties through the analysis of the region’s earliest cabins and oldest trees.* The evening will include food from the Rex Cafe, local beer from Drekker Brewing Company, a 90-minute history, and tours of the HCSCC museum.

Admission is $15 ($10 for members) and that includes food and the first beverage (ages 21+).

*This project was funded by a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society through a legislative appropriation through the Arts and Culture Fund.
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For more information, contact HCSCC Communications Coordinator Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6733, or davin.wait@hcsmuseum.org.