Historical And Cultural Society of Clay County

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Title

Historical And Cultural Society of Clay County

Subject

Society and Museum

Description

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County holds the Hjemkomst museum in Moorhead, MN. It is named the Hjemkomst after the Viking ship, which was built by a local teacher and sailed in Norway. The ship is now on display, along with a film about its construction and the sea journey. Emphasis of the collection is the Norse rots of the Clay Country, and a recently built, historically accurate Stave church is located behind the museum. Along with these permanent displays, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County also have seasonal and changing exhibits as well as an extensive amount of information on genealogy work and past community families. Some of the information that they carry include Clay County newspapers ranging from 1872 to the present, census records from the late 1800s to early 1900s, death and marriage indexes, naturalization records from 1872 to 1954, plat books, tax records, local community histories, and past manuscripts. Other unique information that the Society holds include photography collections from Ollie E. Flaten and S.P. Wang, displaying early street scenes from the Clay County.

Creator

Director: Maureen Kelly Jonason

Source

(218) 299-5520
maureen.jonason@hcsmuseum.org

Publisher

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Date

Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (April – December only), & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Winter Hours (January 1 - March 31):
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contributor

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Rights

Admission is $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors, $9 for College Students, $8 for Youth (5-17), free for Children 4 & under

Format

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Language

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Type

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Identifier

P.O. Box 157
202 1st Avenue North
Moorhead, MN 56561

Coverage

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Citation

Director: Maureen Kelly Jonason , “Historical And Cultural Society of Clay County ,” Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations and Museums , accessed September 24, 2020, https://nllndirectory.omeka.net/items/show/21.

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