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Emily Hartley, Published August 02 2010

History is found at Comstock House

After nearly 130 years, the Comstock House in Moorhead still has its share of visitors. The historic building will be full of them this weekend during the annual Comstock House Social.

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:

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