Norwegian Tre Lag Stevne to be held in St. Cloud
Three groups of Americans with Norwegian ancestry, Gudbrandsdalslaget, Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag and Trønderlag, will come together for a Tre Lag Stevne, which translates to “three group meeting.”
The event is Wednesday, August 6 through Saturday, August 9 at Best Western Plus Kelly Inn in St. Cloud. It includes educational seminars, family history research, entertainment, cultural exploration and local touring.
The cost is $34, and it is open to the public. The theme is “Country Quilt.”
Taryn Flolid of Alexandria will give the keynote address on Thursday, August 7, entitled Homesteaders: Post Civil War Settlements in Western Minnesota.
Gary Lund, also from Alexandria, will re-enact Alexandria’s Knute Nelson. He will be in period dress and share details of Knute’s life.Elaine Helgeson Hasleton, a former Alexandria resident, will share the steps she took to determine if her childhood home on Fifth Avenue East in Alexandria was really a hospital where her grandmother’s brother died in 1895.Many activities are planned, including an optional St. Cloud tour, Nordic music entertainment, a banquet, a traditional Norwegian breakfast and historic object appraisal. Scandinavian vendors will be on site.There are separate fees for the tour, banquet and breakfast. The cost of having an object appraised is $10 per item.There will also be opportunities for Norwegian-American participants to investigate their personal heritage.A full schedule of events and registration form can be found at www.nhohlag.org, www.gudbrandlag.org and www.tronderlag.org.