Past Programs

2018 

 

June 24, 2018:  SCANDINAVIAN MIDSOMMAR

The day was perfect as SAHSWI celebrated 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 theViking 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

May 12, 2018:  Early Swedish Settlment at Pine Lake/Chenequa, Wisconsin by John Elliott

March 10, 2018:  FIKA, the Swedish Coffee Tradition

January 13, 2018: Whats in your American Trunk?, Topic Coordinator: Todd Michalek

2017

December 25, 2017 Julotta

December 10, 2017 Lucia Procession and Celebration

October 7, 2017 27th Annual Scandinavian Festival

October 14, 2017  Guest Speakers: Lois and Steve Schreiter Topic: Discovery of The                                               Kensington Runestone In Northern Minnesota

June 19, 2017 Midsommar Celebration Sunday,

MAY 13, 2017 – – SWEDISH FOLK DANCING

MARCH 11, 2017 – SWEDISH EDUCATION.

January 14, 2017 The Walgreen Story

2016

January 16, 2016: Tell Your Swedish Story and Julgrandsplundring

March 12, 2016: Symbols of Sweden

May 14, 2016: Travel in Sweden Today

June 19, 2016: Scandinavian Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI

October 29, 2016: Swedish Artists Anders Zorn and Birger Sandzen

December 18, 2016: Lucia Celebration

December 25, 2016: Julotta

2015

January 17, 2015:  Swedish Consulate in Milwaukee by Lena Carlstedt

March 14, 2015: Swedish Loom Weaving by Sonia Hummel

May 9, 2015:   Getting Ready for Midsommar

June 21, 2015: Annual Scandinavian Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI

View video of our Midsommar Celebration at https://youtu.be/A5lZ75bqqUU

October 10, 2015: Annual Meeting and Tradition of Seven Cookies

December 13, 2015: Lucia Procession and Celebration

December 25, 2015: Julotta

2014

January 18, 2014: Fun with Swedish Music and Food by Harry H. Anderson

March 15, 2014: Swedish Influence at Ten Chimneys

May 17, 2014:Swedish Names: Family Names, Given Names and Name Days

June 22, 2014: Annual Scandinavian Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

October 18, 2014:  Annual Meeting and Swedish Food for Your Coming Holidays

December 14, 2014: Lucia Procession and Celebration

December 25, 2015Julotta

2013

January 19, 2013:  “ALFRED NOBEL – The Man Behind the Prizes” presented by Harry H. Anderson, Barbara Froemming and George Lofgren

March 9, 2013:  Celebrating Swedish Spring and Summer Traditions presented by Jenny Hölsö

May 11,2013:Sweden’s Kingdom of Glass presented by Marge Jothen, Harry H. Anderson, Barbara Froemming

June 23, 2013: Annual Scandinavian Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI

October 13, 2013Annual Meeting & Svenske Hyllningsfest

November 2, 2013 – Ikea Trip

December 15, 2013 – Swedish Lucia Celebration

December 25, 2013– Julotta – Early Mornning Swedish Christmas Service

2012

 January 21, 2012:  Midwest Swedes in the Civil War – Part 1. “The Military  Experience of  Oscar Wilhelm Carlson” presented by Harry H. Anderson

March 10, 2012:  “Swedish Immigration and the Dreams of America” presented by Harry H. Anderson and George Lofgren

May 12, 2012:  “The Life of Eric Berglund, Bishop Hill Immigrant in the Civil War” presented by Author Martha Bergland

June 24, 2012:  Annual Midsommar Celebration at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI VIEW  OUR MIDSOMMAR CELEBRATION AT:   http://youtu.be/46058CChNkQ

October 13,2012:   Annual Meeting with Tribute to Karin and Vic Hedman

December 16, 2012:  Lucia Celebration

December 25, 2012:  Julotta – Christmas Service

2011

January 22, 2011:  “Employment Skillsof Early Swedish Immigrants” presented by Harry H. Anderson

March 12, 2011:  Fun and Feather of a Swedish Easter

May 21, 2011:  Swedish Needlework and Crafts

June 19, 2011:   Midsommar Celebration, Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin

October 15, 2011: Annual Meeting

November 15, 2011: Jul Butik

December 3, 2011:  Andersonville – Chicago Trip

December 25, 2011:  Julotta

2010

January 23: Honorary Swedish Consul Johan Segerdahl discussing his duties and experiences

 March 20: Swedish Genealogy Program – “Why Genealogy” with panel of speakers led by Darlene Norman.

May 15:  Swedish Culture Day Bus Trip – Rockford, Illinois 

June 27: Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin (Cancelled)

October 9: 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Swedish American Historical Society

         November 13:   IKEA Shopping Trip to Schaumberg, Illinois

December 25:  Julotta at Whitnall Park Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

  2009

January 24:  “Thorston Lindberg” presented by Harry H. Anderson

March 14:  “Swedish Music in My Life” presented by Marjorie Jothen

May 9:  “Historic Site Trip – Friman Marker at Genesee Depot,  Unonius Marker at Nashotah House Seminary, St. Alban Church at Hartland”

June 27:  Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin

October 10:  Annual Meeting – Vasa Ship presentation by Eric Sunstrom

November 14:  “Create A Smorgasbord with Raffle and Butik”

December 25:  Julotta at Whitnall Park Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

 2008

January 26:  “Swedes are Crooked, Too” presented by Harry H. Anderson

March 15:  “Swedish Heritage Survey” – HarryH. Anderson

May 10:  Virginia Follstad – Author

June 22:  Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin

October 11: Annual Meeting

December 25:  Julotta at Whitnall Park Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

2007

January 27:  “A Funeral for Mrs. Ekedahl” presented by Harry H. Anderson

March 24:   “Our Heritage of Swedish-American Music” presented by K. Erik Anderson

May 12:  “Swedes in the Civil War” presented by Eric Sunstrom

June 24:  Midsommar at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin

October 13:   Annual Meeting

November 10:  Scandinavian Resale, Butik and Bake Sale

December 25:  Julotta at Whitnall Park Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

 

 

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