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May 12, 2010

Norwegian Heritage Day & Syttende Mai

Filed under: Event, History, MHS press — Alison Aten @ 9:46 am

Norwegian Newspapers in AmericaSt. Olaf College celebrates Norwegian Heritage Day this Friday, April 14. The college invites “alumni, parents and friends to celebrate and contemplate our Norwegian-American heritage from three perspectives: history, music, and the future of Norwegian-American relations.”

Participating in the festivities is Odd S. Lovoll, professor emeritus of history at St. Olaf who writes extensively about the Norwegian American experience. His newest book, Norwegian Newspapers in America, is a comprehensive look at the Norwegian-language press, celebrating the tireless writers, editors, and publishers whose efforts helped guide Norwegian immigrants on their path to becoming Norwegian Americans.

Next week, celebrations of Syttende Mai (May 17, Norway’s Constitution Day) will also be held at St. Olaf and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.

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  1. BOOK ABOUT HARDSHIP OF NORWEGIANS IN MINNESOTA THAT I HAD TO READ AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN
    NEWARK, NJ IN/ABOUT 1940

    PLEASE SEND BOOK NAME AND AUTHOR

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    Comment by paul w. horn — April 6, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

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