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The Annual Flere Lag Stevne

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

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The theme of this year’s Norwegian heritage gathering is “A Skillet in One Hand, a Hoe in the Other: Norwegian Women Settlers.” The three-day event is sponsored by groups whose ancestors immigrated from the old regions of Solør, Romerike (Akershus), Hedmark, Gudbrandsdal, and Trøndelag in Norway. The public is invited to the Scandinavian Vendor Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 1-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For a daily fee of $20.00, nonmembers are welcome to attend presentations and use the Genealogy Research Room. Volunteer genealogists with experience in researching those areas will be on hand to assist in tracing family history in Norwegian records.

Jill Wohnoutka (Executive Director of the Kandiyohi Historical Association) is set to talk about Scandinavian female pioneers in the Lakes area. Other guest speakers will include authors: Candace Simar (Sister Lumberjack); Gracia Grindal (Early Churches of the Norwegian Settlers); and Paul Arneson (I Couldn’t Milk Another Goat: Goodbye Norway, Hello Minnesota). A highlight is the Thursday night banquet with humorous remarks by Eric Dregni (For the Love of Cod). The event will end on the morning of Friday, August 9, with a bus tour of Norwegian heritage sites and lunch at the Kandiyohi County Museum.

For more information, email nkwbarnes@yahoo.com or go to: www.fellesraad.com and click on the Flere Lag Stevne page.


August 6
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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Flere Lag Stevne Steering Committee
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Norma Kjenstad Barnes
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Willmar Conference Center
U.S. 12
Willmar, MN 56201 United States
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