Accessibility Services and Accommodations
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) is committed to serving visitors of all ages and all abilities. We strive to provide equal access and a positive experience for all of our patrons; and we continue to search for solutions to the challenges presented by our property and historic sites.
We plan to make steady progress wherever possible by removing barriers to our programs, services, events, exhibitions, and sites.
For access questions or to request accommodations (including private group tours, audio description, touch tours, or ASL interpreters) please contact our programming director, Markus Krueger by phone at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or by email at markus(dot)email@example.com.
HCSCC is located at the Hjemkomst Center and both directs the center's museum and interprets the Hjemkomst Viking ship and Hopperstad Stave Church.
The Hjemkomst Center and Hopperstad Stave Church are fully wheelchair accessible. The main front entrance to the museum has an electric door operated by a push plate. The museum exhibitions and display cases are placed for accessible viewing. The four floors are accessible by stairs and elevator and all restrooms are accessible by wheelchair. Our gift shop, meeting rooms, and museum theater are also wheelchair accessible.
Parking and Public Transportation
HCSCC has designated accessible parking marked in the front of the building. A valid disability parking permit is required for use. Visitors to the museum may also be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance of the building at the entry ramp. The area includes a flat surface into the building. No parking is permitted at the drop-off and pick-up area.
During large festivals, the entire Hjemkomst Center parking lot is reserved for people with mobility concerns and disabilities. Free parking at the Moorhead Center Mall with free shuttle service is available.
Public transportation via Metro Area Transit (MATbus) is available to and from the museum. You can ride the Metro Link that runs every 15 minutes between the Moorhead Center Mall (located across 1st Avenue at 510 Center Avenue in Moorhead) and the Ground Transportation Center (GTC, located across the river at 502 NP Avenue in Fargo). Route 4 also runs from the GTC to North Moorhead, including to Walmart and back.
For more information about MATbus, please call (701) 232-7500 or visit www.matbus.com.
For paratransit visitor passes, please call (701) 235-4464.
Audio Description & Touch Tours
We offer audio description and touch tours for both individuals and groups. These tours are offered by request and we require at least two (2) weeks notice to ensure accommodations.
The museum theater offers the following films with audio description:
*The Hjemkomst of Robert Asp
*Building a Dream: The Moorhead Stave Church
*The Hjemkomst: 30 Years Later
Please inquire at our visitor desk to reserve a future audio described or touch tour.
To reserve an audio described or touch tour, please contact HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger by phone at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or by email at markus(dot)firstname.lastname@example.org.
Large Format Printing
Signage and print materials, including brochures and programs, are available in alternative formats upon request. This includes large format print. Please allow two (2) weeks for the accommodation.
To request alternative print materials, please contact HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger by phone at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or by email at markus(dot)email@example.com.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodations
During the months when our Hopperstad Stave Church is open (April 1 - December 31), we now offer ASL-interpreted tours every 3rd Tuesday. Please contact Programming Director Markus Krueger two weeks in advance of your visit for these services. Reach him by phone at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or by email at markus(dot)firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to make the HCSCC website accessible to all, regardless of the device or browser, including assistive technology and screen readers.
If you experience difficulty accessing materials on our website, please contact our Programming Director Markus Krueger by phone at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6738, or by email at markus(dot)email@example.com.