History and Heritage

Celebrating 125 Years of Concordia College

Heritage Hall (March 18 – June 10)

Chronicling the long, storied past of one of Moorhead’s oldest institutions, this exhibition celebrates the history of Concordia College, honoring the people, spaces, and stories that have shaped it since its 1891 founding on the site of Bishop Whipple School.

The exhibition was constructed by faculty, staff, and students at Concordia College under lead curator Lisa Sjoberg, the College Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian at Concordia, and uses a wide assortment of artifacts, videos, and text to tell an interactive story about Moorhead’s Lutheran college. History and Heritage’s first run at Cyrus M. Running Gallery last fall generated a lot of historical rediscovery on Concordia’s campus, and HCSCC is excited to share it with the broader community.

A reception will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the Hjemkomst Center. The reception is free to HCSCC members and active Concordia students, staff, and faculty. Cobber alumni will be admitted for $5 and regular admission applies to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

(Concordia College, Class of 1893. Pictured: August Aanensen (Marsh River, Minnesota), Chris G. Johnson (Perley, Minnesota), Peter J Lyng (Halstad, Minnesota), Nils M. Muus (Willow City, North Dakota), John E. Rinan (Hendrum, Minnesota), Wilhelm P. Rognlie (Halstad, Minnesota), Oscar Simonson (Moorhead, Minnesota), Margaret Teigen (Fargo, North Dakota), Hans Widness (Fosston, Minnesota). Notably absent: Margaret Teigen, the first female Concordia College graduate.)