Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free Admission for Mothers on Sunday, May 11 at the Hjemkomst Center

Celebrate Mother’s Day with HCSCC on Sunday May 11, 2014. All mothers will receive free admission into the museum at the Hjemkomst Center and all the exhibits we have to offer.

From the home front to the front lines of combat, Americans did their part to help win World War II, and Clay County was no exception. Doing Our Part: Clay County in WWII tells the stories of the men, women, and children of Clay County who were affected by the war and how it changed the fabric of everyday life. Families sending loved ones off to war, scrap drives and rationed food became part of daily life from 1942 to 1945.

Experience the extraordinary footage and unforgettable stories of strength and survival of the “Minnesota Disasters” exhibit. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota. Supplemented with photos and texts about Clay County’s disasters, the exhibit closes May 26, 2014.

FMVA BIG Art Show displays 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 viewers to develop their own understanding of the artwork and the creative process involved. All participants need to be members of FMVA and can submit one work for the show.

Museum Hours: Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9.a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission:  Adults $8, Seniors $7, College Students $7, Youth (5 – 17) $6, Children (4 & under) Free, HCSCC Members Free

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota. HCSCC also provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. feet of temporary exhibition space. The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County is a community resource for 210,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area and serves an average of 30,000 visitors a year from all over the world.

For more information, call 218-299-5511 or visit www.hcscconline.org. The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is located in the Hjemkomst Center at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead.