For two months each spring, the work of the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) fills our 4th Floor Gallery. The art comes from educators, emerging artists, and established artists, and together offers one of the most comprehensive (and largest) local art shows in the region. Each piece is identified with artist statements reflecting each artist's influences and goals and each year brings new themes and a variety of media, from blown glass, ceramics, and steel installations to watercolor, photography, and oils.
Support Local Art with HCSCC and FMVA at the Hjemkomst Center.
Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Female Ambulance Drivers of WWI Tuesday, April 24, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Hjemkomst Center
On Tuesday, April 24, from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at the Hjemkomst Center, Minnesota author Ames Sheldon will share her research on the experiences of female ambulance drivers during World War I. She conducted the research for her historical novel, Eleanor's Wars, and the project won her the 2016 Independent Book Publisher's award for Best New Voice in Fiction.
Sheldon will read from her novel, discuss her research, and sign copies of her book. Visitors are encouraged and invited to explore our new exhibition War, Flu, & Fear: World War I and Clay County before or after. Refreshments will be provided.
Kids' Science Day: Female Scientists Saturday, April 28, 1:00PM - 4:00PM The Comstock House
Join us on Saturday, April 28, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM as HCSCC and Inspire Innovation Lab host a Kids' Science Day at the Comstock House. The topic? Female scientists.
Our day exploring science will begin with five stations where costumed teachers discuss both Victorian and 20th century female scientists -- scientists who worked at a time when women's contributions were often ignored or, worse yet, stolen by male peers. Kids will then have a chance to do an activity exploring those scientists' work. For this event, we're focusing on some of the women who made waves at the end of the Victorian Era and into the early 20th century, in fields ranging from archaeology and astronomy to early research in solar energy and DNA.
The cost is $5 for each child, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults with children will be admitted free of charge.
HCSCC Annual Meeting, 2018 Thursday, May 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM The Hjemkomst Center
On Thursday, May 3, we're hosting our 2018 annual meeting. We'll be celebrating perhaps the most successful year in our history and looking forward to a bright future.
The meeting will begin at 6:00PM with a social and drinks. As in years past, we'll be offering a wine and beer cash bar. At 6:30PM, dinner will be served. Guests have two thoroughly Clay County options: 1) Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, a garden salad, and a riviera vegetable blend; or 2) Chicken Gjetost with mashed potatoes, a garden salad, and green beans.
HCSCC business will follow our meal, including board elections, and at 8:00PM we'll be treated to Dr. Joy Lintelman's keynote address exploring the history of fika, "A Hot Heritage: Swedish Americans and Coffee."
If you would like to avoid processing fees online, please RSVP with your payment and choice of entree by contacting HCSCC administrative assistant Lynelle Martin at (218) 299-5511, ext. 6739, or lynelle (dot) martin @hcsmuseum.org.
Migrasong: A Norwegian Folk Musical Thursday, May 10, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Hopperstad Stave Church (Hjemkomst Center)
On Thursday, May 10, we're hosting touring Norwegian musicians Reidun Horvei and Inger - Kristine Riber for a performance of Migrasong, a live folk musical and audio-video experience exploring Norwegian migration to the United States. Better yet, we're hosting them in our gorgeous Hopperstad Stave Church (with fantastic acoustics).
The performance will begin in the Hopperstad Stave Church at 6:30PM, but visitors are welcome to join us for refreshments and a social in the Hjemkomst Ship Gallery at the Hjemkomst Center prior to and immediately after the show.