Recent events

15 07 2019

Saturday October 12, 2019 at 1:30. The annual Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin meeting was held at Redemption Lutheran Church, 4057 North Mayfair Road (Hwy. 100, just north of Capitol Dr.) Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Program. Treasured in many Swedish homes, the Dala Horse has become a symbol of the Swedish province of Dalarna and of all Sweden. SAHSWI member John Elliott presented the history of this colorful wooden horse and showed his collection of Dala Horses he acquired through the years. Some attendants also brought their own to show. Over the years, horses have appeared in different colors and new siblings (roosters and pigs) have been added to the family.

Saturday October 5, 2019 10 am – 6 pm. The 29th annual indoor Scandinavian Festival will be held at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Rd, New Berlin, WI. See Scandinavian Festival for further details.

Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin participated with a booth where visitors could learn about historical projects and programs, the first Swedish settlers, or buy typical Swedish items donated to the organization.

Swedish American Historical Society booth at he 2019 Scandinavian festival

The festival is a joint event with organizations relating to the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Island, and Sweden forming the Nordic Council. About 750 people attended the event, including vendors and hosting organizations personnel, and 515 visitors.