Spanish Flu

‘Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic’: Student exhibit examines 1918 Spanish Flu

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Wednesday marked opening night for a new exhibit examining the Spanish Flu and the lives it took in the Red River Valley. Behind a glass case at the Hjemkomst Center, diaries, letters and newspapers show calls for quarantines, face masks and business closures across the Red River Valley. “With COVID-19 going on at the moment, you…

Hjemkomst Center Opens New World War I Exhibit

"War, Fear and Flu" uses artifacts from World War I to describe life in Clay County one year ago

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áPeople in Clay County can learn more about how World War One impacted their community one hundred years ago. The “War, Fear, and Flu” exhibit gathers stories from people who lived during World War One to paint a picture about how life was like during the conflict. The Hjemkomst Center is hosting the exhibit until January 2020. The…