Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

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Rates

  • Adults, $8; seniors & college students, $7; youth (5 - 17), $6; children (4 & under), free. Group rates available with reservations.

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Directions

  • From I-94, take exit 1A in Moorhead. Head north for 2 miles, west onto 1st Ave N for .5 miles, turn right into Center. Look for the unusual ship sail roof design.

Other Date Information

  • Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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Events

  1. Doing Our Part: Clay County in WWII

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    Everyone pitched in to do their part to win the war; Clay County was no exception. This exhibit tells the stories of the men, women, and children of clay county that were affected by the war and how it changed the fabric of everyday life. This exhibit will be on display for two years.

  2. FMVA BIG Art Show

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    FMVA BIG Art show is a wide variety of art (2D and 3D) from both emerging and established artists. Each artwork is accompanied by a statement from the artist involving their individual inspiration in creating the work and the technique involved in making it, helping the viewer to develop their own understanding of the artwork and the creative process involved. All participants need to be members of the FMVA and can submit one work for the show.

  3. Midwest Viking Festival and Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    The Midwest Viking Festival and the Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festivals are a celebration of Nordic Culture from the ancient times to today. Visitors get two festivals for the price of one with living history demonstrations outside and contemporary music,food, and vendors inside. HCSCC members get in free.

  4. Minnesota Disasters

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    From man-made catastrophes to mother natures fury, disasters leave an indelible mark on our landscape and out memories. Minnesota Disasters brings these events to life with stories told through extraordinary photographs and film.

  5. Red River Entrepreneur, Antoine Blanc Gingras

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    A shrewd businessman, Antoine Gingras died a wealthy man with a chain of trading posts in present day North Dakota and Manitoba, with business connections stretching to Minnesota. His experiences give us a personal look at the fur trade and Metis culture during a unique time in the Red River Valley's history.

  6. Red River Watercolor Society

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, June 17, 2013. Awards presentation at 7:15 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

    With around 300 artist’s entries from all over the US and Canada, The National Juried Watermedia exhibition is the only exhibition of its type in this part of the country, the next nearest shows of similar caliber being out of Chicago, Denver or Seattle. This year’s exhibit includes stunning examples of florals, landscapes, figures and still life, as well as abstract, non-objective and experimental pieces with expressive and innovative use of various water media such as acrylic, casein, ink and gouache by some of the top names in watercolor media today.

  7. The Living Roots of Music with Lauren Pelon

    202 1st Ave N
    Moorhead , MN 56560
    Call: 218-299-5511

    Under the title, "The Living Roots of Music," Lauren Pelon performs music from the 1st to the 21st centuries on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gems horns, cornamus, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, racket, penny whistles,psalmodikon, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, doucaine, bowed and plucked psalteries, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, synthesizers, electric wind instrument, and MIDI pedalboard. She also traces the story of music and tells stories about the development of instruments throughout history.

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