Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

It’s Been 100 Years Since Women’s Suffrage

a local group is celebrating with a centennial party and pie social

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Over the next year and a half, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the League of Women Voters will have all kinds of events to celebrate Women’s Suffrage. This afternoon it began the…

German Cultural Appreciation on Full Display at Hjemkomst Center

The fifth annual "German Kulturfest" celebrates all things German

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†For the fifth straight year, people came to the Hjemkomst Center to learn more about German culture. The festival featured musical performances, chances to try authentic German cuisine, and fun activities for kids. Behind Scandinavians, Germans were the second largest group of people to emigrate and settle in the Red River Valley. The Historical and Cultural Society of…

Paddling Through History: People Learn about History While Canoeing on the Red River

The tour was one excursion put on by the Moorhead Park District

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†There was a new kind of history class floating alongside the banks of the Red River. People paddle their way along the Red River in canoes and kayaks while picking up historical lessons about the river with each stroke. For one local historian, who has done the tour for a handful of years, the opportunity to combine canoeing…

LIVE: Viking History Comes Alive At Midwest Viking Festival

Two Vikings Tell Us Why Norse Culture Should Be Celebrated

  Tim Jorgensen and Kyle Jameson show up in period-accurate Viking garb to tell Adam about this weekend’s Midwest Viking Festival at the Hjemkomst Center. The festival will showcase all aspects of Viking culture, from weaponry and ships, to textile making, bowls and shoes. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th….