2018 Stevne FERGUS FALLS, MN
September 12-15, 2018
Join us in Fergus Falls, MN for our next joint stevne with Romerikeslag:
Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Ave
Fergus Falls, MN
Come and find a cousin!
Wednesday, September 12
Research Day – Mark Troemner will present new options for Swedish/Finnish research.
5:00 pm Lag board meeting.
Thursday September 13
9:00 Registration – Genealogy & Silent Auction Opens
9:00 Opening Session - Welcome, Anthems, Introduction of Officers, Show & Tell
Bus leaves for tour- Ottertail County Historical Museum, Lunch Trefoldighed Norwegian Lutheran Church, Prospect House and Civil War Museum at Battle Lake
A video ‘The King’s Choice’ a very good film about Norway’s King during WWII will be shown for members not going on the tour.
6:30 Light Supper –7:30 --Evening entertainment by Chris Falteisek “Christmas Customs in Norway”
Friday September 14
9:00 Registration, Genealogy, Silent Auction, Vendor and Hospitality
9:30 Presentation - Chris Schuelke – History of Ottertail County
10:45 Presentation - Norwegian Exchange Students from Hillcrest Academy
12:00 Joint Lunch for First Time Attendees.
1:30 Presentation - Terry Lejcher a retired MN DNR hydrologist to speak on local geology
3:00 Annual Meetings
4:30 Silent Auction closes
6:00 Group Photo and Board Members photo
6:30 Bunad /Sweater Banquet. Entertainment to be Determined.
Research Room, Silent Auction and Hospitality will be packed up Friday night.
Saturday September 15
9:30 Elaine Hasleton – House History.
10:30 Memorial Service
12:00 Closing Lunch
WHAT IS A STEVNE? A convention or meeting.
We hold our stevner in September at various Midwest locations. We bring our extensive, varied, and ever-expanding collection of research materials for our registrants -- which are often in use until the wee small hours of the morning. Our library includes numerous resources for Solør genealogy research as well as general Hedmark materials and Finnish/Swedish Finnskog regions.
We often congregate on Wednesday for 3 days of focused genealogy research. Featured events on Thursday and Friday may include banquets, Norwegian crafts demonstrations, interesting speakers, tours of local areas of interest, films, and trading the latest Ole and Lena jokes.
other upcomIng events
What to Bring to THIS event
- Laptop, family research, and flash drive for the genealogy room
- Lag member obituaries
- Homemade treats and Norwegian goodies for the hospitality room