We share the past with the present for the future, telling local stories for our local community
"The mission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is to
collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history and culture of Clay
But that's not it:
We coordinate and host community festivals that keep our community's past alive and its present vibrant.
We house local archives and collections so our friends, family, and neighbors can find their beginnings.
We produce local exhibits and host traveling exhibits to educate and entertain our visitors.
Oh, and we tell some pretty great stories about the Hjemkomst Viking Ship and Hopperstad Stave Church, both housed here at the Hjemkomst Center museum.
We preserve, value, and share history and culture. We tell local stories to and about our community, because we want to and we know that we need to.
Many thanks to the following community sponsors for matching all donations received by December 31st:
-Bell State Banks for matching all donations up to $5000!
-Gate City Bank for matching all donations up to $2500!