Flag of NorwayRomerikslaget i Amerika

Serving those with roots and interests in Norway's Akershus and Oslo fylke

Schedule of Events

Solørlag/Romerikslaget

Wednesday September 10: Research Day

All meals today are on your own. Patronize our host hotel.

9:00 AM Registration open

Genealogy room opens………Galleries A & B

10:00 AM Hospitality opens………………Room 136

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM Genealogy workshops………….Galleries A & B

1:00 PM - Shanna Kurth

3:00 PM – Priscilla Sorknes "Norwegian Probate

Records on the Internet"

Evening on your own.

Thursday September 11

9:00 AM Registration opens

Genealogy room opens…………Galleries A & B

Silent Auction opens……………Galleries A & B

10:00 AM Opening Session &Welcome…..Galleries C & D

(Anthems, Introduction of Officers & New Members, Show

and Tell, Family Search Indexing Project, Greetings from

mayor(s)-history of Mankato/N. Mankato)

10:00 AM Hospitality opens………………………Room 136

11:45 AM BUS TOUR LEAVES from front foyer returning at 4:30 PM.

(Others: Genealogy, consult Mankato/N. Mankato brochures

in registration packet for alternative activities in area. MSU’s

Minnesota Room and Blue Earth County Historical Society

for research.)

5:00 PM BOARD MEETINGS

Romerikslaget…………………..Gallery C

Solørlag…………………………Gallery D

6:30 PM Picnic on Hotel Patio (brats & burgers-signed up in advance)

Entertainment & audience participation by Mankato Nordic

Norwegian Folk Dancers. Bad weather: Galleries C & D.

 Friday September 12

9:00 AM Registration opens

Genealogy room opens……………Galleries A & B

Silent Auction continues…………..Galleries A & B

Vendors open………………………Pre-function area

10:20 AM Introduction of Vendors……………Galleries C & D

10:30 AM "The Life and Legacy of Norman Borlaug, the Man

Who Saved a Billion Lives"

By Tom Spindler ……………… Galleries C & D

Noon Luncheon for first-time attendees with Boards of

Directors and spouses.

Romerikslaget………………Gallery C

Solørlag……………………..Gallery D

(Others: Lunch on your own. Patronize host hotel.)

1:30 PM "Norwegian Immigration and the Dakota Conflict"

by State Representative Dean Urdahl

3:00 PM "West of the Mississippi: "The Life and Work of

Ulrik Vilhelm Koren" by Professor Mark DeGarmeaux

of Bethany Lutheran College

6:30 PM Bunad Banquet…………………….. Galleries C & D

(Wear your Norwegian costume for parade of bunads)

"The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan" by

Michael Jorgensen, baritone, & Bonnie Jorgensen, pianist.

(Hand in stevne evaluation form if leaving.)

Saturday September 13

9:00 A.M. Registration opens

Genealogy room opens (closes 4:00PM) ..Galleries A & B

Silent Auction continues to 4:00 PM…...Galleries A & B

9:30 A.M. Annual Meetings and Election of Officers

Romerikslaget………………………Gallery C

Solørlag……………………………. Gallery D

10:00 AM Hospitality room opens……………….Room 136

10:15 AM Memorial Service……………………..Galleries C & D

11:00 AM "Ole and Martha Head West, 1864" by

Professor Mark Harstad of Bethany Lutheran College

Lunch on your own. Please patronize our host hotel.

1:15 PM "Eeny, Meeny, Miney Moe, Test my DNA or No?" by

Dixie Hansen

2:45 PM "200th Anniversary of Norwegian Constitution 1814-2014"

by representative of the Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis

4:00 PM RESEARCH ROOM CLOSES & SILENT AUCTION ENDS

(Bidding sheets will be collected. Do not remove item until

it is confirmed you are top bidder and have paid for item

at check-out table.)

6:30 PM Norwegian sweater banquet…………….Galleries C & D

"Connecting the Ancient, the Immigrant and the Modern

of Nordic Culture through Story, Song and Dance ." by

Kari Tauring. (Be sure to hand in stevne evaluation form.)

Hospitality Room 136 open after the banquet.

  

    

Thursday Tour

11:45 Board bus at front foyer of hotel. Be sure to have your ticket in hand. Bus cost: $370. Cost per person: $35. See cost per item below.

12:00 Noon – Lunch at Bethany College Honsey Hall, $15 with greetings

and brief college history by college representative. Room fee: $45

1:00 PM Visit Otterson Norwegian Museum on Bethany Seminary Grounds $50 donation. Our guides are Bethany staff Becky and Mark DeGarmeaux.

2:00 PM Visit Commemorative Site of America’s largest Mass Hanging of American Indians following the Dakota Conflict or U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

2:30 PM Visit the Hubbard House French Empire home of H. D. Hubbard of Flour Milling Fame. $5 per person

3:15 PM Visit homes of Betsy Tacy and Tib of the literature series written by Maude Hart Lovelace. Prepare by visiting website and/or reading one of the book series. $5 per person

4:15 PM Return to Hotel