Family Activities:

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at


Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at

202 First Ave. N, Moorhead, MN

The tented white roof of this museum on the Moorhead side of the Red River was built around the Hjemkomst, a replicated 1880 Viking ship that was built by a Minnesota man and sailed from the United States to Norway in 1982. Museum grounds also include a replica of a wooden Norwegian stave church with intricate shingling and dragons carved along the rooflines. Exhibits, the gift shop and an annual festival showcase the area’s Nordic heritage.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The stave church is closed January to March.

Free, children 4 and under; $8, youth 5 to 17; $10, adults; $9, college students and seniors. Free admission every third Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. April through December.