Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center

The Overland traveling exhibit, “Atomic Alert! Confronting ‘The Bomb’ in the New Atomic Age”, is ending at the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday, June 16. The exhibit is about the Soviet Union’s detonation of its first atomic bomb on August 29, 1949. It explores how Americans responded to the threat, how they prepared in case of an attack, and the government’s educational initiatives.

The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 55 and older and students, $8 for youth ages 5-17, and free for children 4 and younger and members. On Tuesday nights from 5 until 8, admission is free for everyone.

For more information about the Hjemkomst Center and upcoming events, visit

The center’s address is 202 First Avenue North in Moorehead, Minnesota. Moorhead is east of Fargo, North Dakota (across the Red River) and 233 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

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