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HCSCC blog on Areavoices.com, Published February 20 2012

Areavoices: HCSCC receives grant for new video project on the “Hjemkomst” Legacy

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) received a $15,000 grant for a new video project titled, “Thirty Years after the Dream: The Hjemkomst Legacy”. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the state of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

The purpose of the project is to record the stories of the crew and Asp family members and how the building and sailing of the ship has impacted their lives 30 years later. Prairie Public Television will coordinate the project, providing personnel and equipment, to record interviews and document the reunion and 30th anniversary celebration of the famous voyage of the Hjemkomst, which will take place on July 21 at the Hjemkomst Center with a free open house from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will also be invited to record their Hjemkomst stories via a camera set up at the open house. A panel discussion with the crew and family will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Interviews will be transcribed and deposited in the Clay County Archives for preservation and future research.

For more information, please call 218-299-5511, or visit us online at www.hcscconline.org or www.facebook.com/hcscc. The Hjemkomst Center is located at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead, Minn.