See the stories of people who were forced to escape from their homes for their safety and survival in beautiful quilts that will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center starting Saturday, July 3. These quilts tell the stories of people's journeys caused by political repression, war, genocide, natural disasters, famne, and other human rights … Continue reading Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center
Photo credit: Comstock House After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Comstock House is open again for guided tours in Moorhead, Minnesota. Solomon Comstock, a prominent businessman in the city, hired Kees and Fisk to design the Victorian-style home for his family. The house was built during the summers of 1882 … Continue reading Comstock House reopens for tours in Moorhead, Minnesota
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 … Continue reading Atomic Alert exhibit ends June 16 at the Hjemkomst Center
Photo credit: Old Barn Woods and Goods I learned about this event in an email from singer-songwriter Megan Klevan. She's performing at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to the live music, the market will feature 30 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed … Continue reading Live music at a country junk market in Minnesota on June 12
The 2021 Land of 10,000 Streams Online Music Festival on March 5-7 featured more than 50 artists from Minnesota and neighboring states. Recordings of each half-hour concert are available for streaming on the festival's website. Also listen to interviews from some of the artists. Streaming is free. Donations to the musicians are welcome.
The 25th annual Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, has been extended a day because of President's Day weekend. From February 4-15, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: ice skating, ice fishing, ice tee golf, puzzle solving, laser tubing, polar plunge, and the grand snow-ice-light display at Detroit Lakes City Park. Food booths, a wine … Continue reading Frigid fun at the 2021 Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota