Pangea—Cultivate Our Cultures Saturday, November 16, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Hjemkomst Center
Join us at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday, November 16, for Pangea—Cultivate Our Cultures, the largest free, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity in the community. Pangea marks its 25th year of highlighting the global roots of our local Fargo-Moorhead community and continues to offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the region’s vibrant diversity through food, music, arts, crafts, stories, and children’s activities. Please join us!
Admission is free. Market and menu items are extra.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
"We Are Afraid": Spanish Flu in Clay County Tuesday, November 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Hjemkomst Center
Please join us at the Hjemkomst Center at 6:00PM on Tuesday, November 19, as HCSCC Senior Archivist Mark Peihl offers a local history of the deadliest flu pandemic in recorded history: the 1918 H1N1 "Spanish" Flu.
The disease came to the Red River Valley in late-September, 1918, and proceeded to infect thousands and kill hundreds in the Red River Valley. Globally, the flu pandemic infected about one-third of the population and killed between 50-100 million people (about 2.5% - 5% of the population). In Fargo-Moorhead, roughly 1 out of 100 people succumbed to the disease. Mark will reconstruct and reexamine the local front of the flu fight.
HCSCC Wine Class: Alsace Thursday, November 21, 6:30PM - 9:00PM Hjemkomst Center
We move to eastern France on Thursday, November 21, for our next HCSCC Wine Class: Alsace. Located on the French borders of Germany and Switzerland, Alsace has taken shape at a crossroads of French and German cultures. Its local dialect, Alsatian, includes elements of both French and German languages. Its cuisine and wines also straddle traditions from both cultures. In this class we will taste five wines from the region, paired with regional foods, including the crémant, a grand cru, and the rare late-harvest Gewurztraminer.
Admission is $50. Seats may be reserved by calling or emailing HCSCC Administrative Assistant Lynelle Martin after 9:00AM on Thursday, October 31 (Halloween!). Be prepared to provide payment information and the number of your party. If Lynelle does not answer your call, please leave a message indicating the size of your party. She will return your call to gather payment information.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION FMVA's Monsters, Marvels, & Memorabilia Tuesday, November 26, 5:00PM - 7:00PM Hjemkomst Center
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Thursday, December 5 & 19, 2019
Victorian Christmas Tours Thursday, December 5 & 19, 5:00PM - 10:00PM Comstock House
Explore the Victorian origins of many of today's Christmas traditions with a special tour of the Comstock House. Moorhead's 1883 Victorian mansion will be decorated with Christmas trees, stockings by the fire, mistletoe, and holiday lights. At the end of the tour, enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.
Tours leave at 5:30pm, 7:00pm, and 8:30pm. Tours are limited to 12 people each.
Christmas with the Comstocks Saturday, December 14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Comstock House
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at the historic Comstock House. Learn about the Christmas customs of the Comstock family and other Victorian traditions. Play Victorian parlor games, listen to live music, and enjoy hot cocoa and holiday treats.