A History of the Dakota POW Letters Tuesday, May 21, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Hjemkomst Center
Join us for a free lecture from Dakota Studies professor and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Elder Dr. Clifford Canku. One of the authors of Dakota Prisoner of War Letters: Dakota Kaskapi Okicize Wowapi, Canku delivers a history of the 1862 U.S. - Dakota War and an introduction to his work researching and translating the Dakota Prisoner of War Letters.
Admission is FREE and open to the public, though we appreciate visitors reserving their seats in advance. Seats may be reserved here. Refreshments will be served.
This event is offered with support from the Science Museum of Minnesota and in conjunction with our current exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different?
Monday, June 3
Yoga on the Comstock Lawn Mondays in the Summer, 6:00PM Comstock House
Beginning June 3, on Monday nights at 6:00PM throughout the summer we’re hosting certified yoga instructor Amanda Nordick who will lead outdoor yoga classes designed for all levels of ability on the Comstock House lawn. A limited number of yoga mats will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own (and your own water bottle). Classes will be canceled in case of rain or low temps (below 60 degrees), so watch our socialmedia pages for updates!
A Suffrage Social Tuesday, June 4, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Comstock House
Join us on Tuesday, June 4, when we gather with the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley for a centennial celebration of women's suffrage. On June 4, 1919, the U.S. Senate passed the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. We're marking that momentous occasion on the Comstock House lawn with ice cream, beer, champagne, games, and house tours.
HCSCC Executive Director Maureen Kelly Jonason will open the ceremony at 6:00PM with a reading of local suffragist Clara Dillon Darrow's speech, "I Want a Vote." LWVRRV Vice President Ashley Ladbury Hrichena will follow with a brief history of the League's formation. MSUM sociology professor, Moorhead city councilwoman, and NEW Leadership Northern Lights coordinator Dr. Deborah White will deliver a keynote.
The event will be held on the Comstock House lawn. A 5:00pm social will be followed by the 6:00pm ceremony, and the event will be moved to the Hjemkomst Center in case of bad weather.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22
Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22, 10:00AM - 5:00PM Hjemkomst Center & Viking Ship Park
Join us for the 42nd Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. From the forested lakes of Finland through the Norwegian fjords to the shores of Iceland, we’re bringing together an international collection of chefs, artists, musicians, storytellers, historians, and vendors to fully immerse you in the Nordic roots that planted themselves so prominently in our Red River Valley communities. This festival is all about local history and global communities – with a focus on Denmark – and we want YOU to join the fun!
Admission is $15 (Adults), $10 (Seniors/Teens), Free (Kids).