Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Backstory and Context
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of Clay County and presenting its rich heritage with exhibitions, events, and programming. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota. In short, we tell local stories.
HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. The organization manages the Clay County Museum at the Hjemkomst Center and provides tours of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Moorhead's Hopperstad Stave Church. HCSCC also manages historic satellite sites throughout Clay County, including the Comstock House and the Bergquist Cabin. Viking Connection, a new program developing Viking Age heritage arts in the Upper Midwest, is also an HCSCC-led effort.