Fika meeting with John Norquist

11 05 2023

Reminder of the Fika meeting at 1:30 PM Saturday May 13, 2023 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church9235 West Bluemound RoadMilwaukee located just east of Milwaukee Zoo. As posted earlier, we welcome John Norquist to discuss Swedish Architecture, and specifically about renowned Swedish Architect Kjell Forshed (see previous post)

30 years ago

30 years ago John was serving as the Mayor of Milwaukee, John’s father Pastor Ernest Norquist was serving as an officer of Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin (SAHSWI) and his sister Mary Norquist (now Stetson) was playing the violin at Society Midsommar celebration and other events. The Norquist family is of Swedish descent exemplifying the SAHSWI mission. (Ernest served SAHSWI as president 1983-87, officer until 1998, and Mary has played violin at SAHSWI events for over 30 years)

SAHSWI Mission, statement of purpose:Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin is dedicated to promote a greater knowledge and appreciation of the role played by persons of Swedish descent in the growth and development of the State of Wisconsin through the story of immigration, settlement and contributions Swedish Americans have made the American Experience as well as to maintain continuing appreciation of their Swedish traditions and culture.



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11 05 2023

I posted this on our Facebook site

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