202 1st Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560-1985 Map
Phone: (218) 299-5511

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Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County


The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting local history in Clay County, where we direct our museum, archives, 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.
We are located in the City of Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center. We direct the Clay County museum and archives at the Hjemkomst Center and provide tours of Moorhead's Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Moorhead Stave Church. We also manage historic sites throughout Clay County, including the Comstock House and the Bergquist Cabin. Pangea: Cultivate Our Cultures is one of our annual events that both tourists and locals love! 


Adults (Ages 18-54): $12
Seniors (Ages 55+): $11
College Students: $9
Youth (Ages 5-17): $8
Time Travelers: $1 off standard admission per person
Children (Ages 4 and under), HCSCC Members, and ASCTC: FREE

Free admission on Tuesday from 5 - 8 p.m.





What The Locals Are Saying! 

"I'll never forget going there as a kid for school. it was awesome to learn about the ship and the rest of the history there. The church out back is the best!" - Cody S. 

"All that is offered! Especially the Church. I have married couples in the church." - James M.