Welcome to 2017---The first part of the year at a Glance
March was a fun Heritage Night
Member "show and tell" treasures from family and from Sweden.
April 4th --7 PM
Kathie Cellotti will present a Special showing of the film Hero of the Holocaust Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish businessman, saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jewish people during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. Two of those people whom he saved are Tom and Annette Lantos. Tom Lantos later sponsored a bill to make Wallenberg an honorary citizen of the USA. Wallenberg mysteriously disappeared in 1947, never to be heard from again. It is believed that Wallenberg was detained by the USSR and died during this time.
Upcoming on May 2nd
June 6 Will be our Second Annual Kubb Night
At our first Kubb night (2016) we learned to play with Mark Oman part of the US National Championship team, Mark will again come and help us work on our skills. Paln to come to learn and play this Viking game.
June 24th is Midsommar 2017
Pictures from 2016 Swedish Meatball team in action!
Pictures from 2016 Midsommar at DD Kennedy!
Looking All the Way Back --- Our History
Map of the Swedish immigrants who lived in Wisconsin at the time of 1900 census.
The counties in black with a diagonal stripe had the most Swedes with more than 1000,and white with a diagonal black stripe had 700 to 1000 Swedish settlers. The all black counties had 400 to 700 Swedish settlers. Light gray are counties with 10o to 400 Swedes, and all white are 0 to 100 of Swedish decent. Our county, Polk, located on the far western border of Wisconsin on the St Croix River bordering Minnesota, was one of the areas of highest Swedish settlement. In Burnett County are located towns that were centers for Swedish settlement. They are Trade Lake, Grantsburg and Falun. And then south still along the river are the towns of Lund and Stockholm are located in Pierce and Pepin Counties.