Emily Hartley, Published August 02 2010
History is found at Comstock House
The old-fashioned event, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 506 8th St. S., offers games and activities, light refreshments and snacks, and a chance to tour the Victorian home and its grounds.
The Comstock House, which is filled with Victorian-era furnishings, was built in 1882 by Solomon Comstock, who founded the First National Bank and Moorhead State University. His daughter, Ada, went on to become the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and president of Radcliffe College.
Admission is free for those ages 5 and under, $2 for Minnesota Historical Society members and $4 for the general public.
Other happenings around the region this week include:
- Horse and Buggy Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Forman, N.D. Held at the Sargent County Museum, the event includes tours of the museum, demonstrations, buffalo burgers and horse and buggy rides around town.
- Conservation Carnival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Red River Zoo, Fargo. Learn about conservation with a variety of activities and games.
- Crazy Dayz, Friday and Saturday, Perham, Minn. Events include a half-marathon and 5K run Saturday at 8 a.m. in downtown Perham.
If you go
- What: Comstock House Social
- When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday
- Where: 506 8th St. S., Moorhead
- Admission: $4, $2 for Minnesota Historical Society members, free for ages 5 and under
Readers can reach Forum reporter Emily Hartley at (701) 235-7311