HCSCC hosts 'history harvest' for Ralph's Corner memories

The Historic and Cultural Society of Clay County hosts a "history harvest" to gather stories and artifacts from the former Ralph's Corner at the corner of Main Avenue and Fourth Street in Moorhead. Forum file photo

MOORHEAD — The Historic and Cultural Society of Clay County wants to hear your recollections of the former Ralph’s Corner.

The HCSCC is planning an exhibit about the Moorhead bar, which closed in 2005. For years leading up to its closure, Ralph’s was a popular cultural spot, hosting art gatherings, liver fries, readings and a number of up-and-coming bands, including the White Stripes, Everclear and Yo La Tengo.

HCSCC organizers are hosting what they call a “history harvest,” hoping to hear memories and see photos, T-shirts and posters from the iconic saloon. Staffers will record recollections and have scanners to make copies of the artifacts.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Rustica Tavern, 315 Main Ave., which will offer complimentary appetizers. Rustica is located in what had been Kirby’s, across the street from where Ralph’s once stood.

For 20 years John Lamb has covered art, entertainment and lifestyle stories in the area for The Forum.
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