The Bergquist Cabin


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The Bergquist Cabin is the oldest house in Moorhead on its original site, originally constructed in 1871 by Swedish immigrant John Gustav Bergquist. The Swedish homesteader worked on the railroad, farmed, sold milk door-to-door, and later became a maker of bricks, using local clay. Grandson Dewey Bergquist, former WDAY weatherman, and his son Jim restored the cabin in the 1970s. The cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

The cabin is located at 1008 7th Street North, Moorhead, MN, which is a conveniently short distance from the Hjemkomst Center. Enjoy a day exploring the exhibits at the Hjemkomst Center and end your day with a visit to the Bergquist Cabin, where the original structure is complemented by interpretive signs for your viewing.

While both sites provide a unique perspective of Moorhead history and culture, when taken together the Hjemkomst Center and the Bergquist Cabin offer tremendous value to your historical experience.



This project has been funded in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund through Minnesota Historical Society. In addition, we would like to recognize the support of Swedish Council of America and individual donors.








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