Dawn Smith

This is an image of a large four or 5-story log structure church called The Moorehead Stave Church, a Hopperstad Stave Church Replica in Minnesota. It is a unique structure covered in shake wood shingles to maintain the consistent use of wood to build it. There is several architectural features including animals heads and crosses. There is a small pavilion to the right of church building. In the background is a beautiful blue sky and green leafed trees and pines. The lawn is green giving the impression of spring or summer.

The Moorhead Stave Church is a full-scale replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church located in Vik, Norway. Built between 1996 and 2001. Much of the source information comes from the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County Website.

Image taken from the article “The Moorhead Stave Church: A Hopperstad Stave Church Replica” on the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County website on December 20, 2023 at