The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of 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 — particularly via our Exhibits and Events (scroll down for more info).
HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. The organization manages the museum at the Hjemkomst Center and provides tours of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and the Hopperstad Stave Church replica. The HCSCC also manages historic 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.