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12 08 2018

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPING IN 2019 AT SAHSWI:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
REMEMBERING THE SWEDEN OF OUR ANCESTORS
at Redemption Lutheran Church
4057 N. Mayfair Rd. (Hwy. 100, just north of Capitol Dr.)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Join us as we start the year by welcoming three of our Swedish friends who grew up in Sweden to speak at our January meeting. Come and hear Karin, Kurt and Jan talk about the people, places, customs, celebrations, food, and weather of their home towns in Sweden, and the lifelong impact these memories have had on their lives. We’ll hear some memories that are common to all Swedes in Sweden and we’ll hear some memories that are unique to a certain region in Sweden.

Come early and before the program, mark the map of Sweden to designate the area from which your Swedish family came. We also welcome your sharing with the group a Swedish family memory that still brings a smile to your face. It will be a day to remember, as we remember the Sweden of our families and enjoy FIKA.

and SAVE THESE DATES FOR OUR COMING EVENTS in 2019:

March 9, 2019 – Nordic Witchcraft at Redemption Luth. Church
May 11, 2019 – To be announced 
June 23, 2019 – Midsommar at Heidelberg Park – Glendale

Need more information:

Call 414-352-7890 …or…
Email: swedishamericanhistoricalwisc@gmail.com.

 

 

 

      

  

 

 


                                                    

 


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25 05 2018

 

The day was perfect as SAHSWI celebrated

Scandinavian Midsommar-2018

at Heidelberg Park in the Milwaukee area…sunshine, a nice breeze, shade…in a brand new venue for us. More than 200 people joined us in decorating and raising our new majstång designed and constructed by members George Lofgren and Ray Shoberg.

 

Flower crowns abounded as many learned the technique of creating crowns and many expressed memories of the beauty of flowers crowns made in past years. Children and adults joined musicians in the procession to raise the majstång and dance traditional dances around it. Swedish Folk Music and Norwegian Folk Dancers entertained us for the afternoon.

The Kubb game area presented an opportunity to learn the history of the Viking game and to play the game. A child size Kubb court was also set up to include younger family members in the Kubb experience.

We hope all who attended enjoyed the Scandinavian Midsommar Celebration as much as Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin did in presenting it. We thank all the many volunteers who helped in the presentation.

The majstång and supplies are packed away and we look forward to seeing you all at our 2019 Scandinavian Midsommar Celebration.

If you missed the day..

view this posting at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0_D1KZf_4&t=26s