The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County presents History Sundays with Steve Stark, an illustrated history program series for all ages at the Hjemkomst Center. Like a story book unfolding before your eyes, Steve Stark tells fascinating stories about people in history while drawing charcoal caricatures on a 30-foot roll of paper.
Come to the Hjemkomst and learn about the right-hand man of Abraham Lincoln, Smith Stimmel. Stimmel was a personal bodyguard of sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln. Sergeant Stimmel witnessed the most pivotal events of Lincoln's first two years in office. Stimmel later settled in Fargo as a lawyer and served in the territory legislature helping lead North Dakota to statehood.
Steve Stark will present on Smith Stimmel on Sunday, February 3 at 1 pm at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N. in Moorhead. The presentation will run about 60-75 minutes and is appropriate to first-graders on up. The program is free and open to the public; however, regular admission rates to see the museum and exhibits still apply.
Steve Stark is an award-winning cartoonist and historical performer from Fargo. He is currently a North Dakota Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residence and a past North Dakota Humanities Council Traveling Scholar through the North Dakota Humanities Council. He has been presenting illustrated history programs and Chautauqua-style school programs for nearly two decades.
History Sundays with Steve Stark was funded in apart by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.