Remember * Honor * Celebrate
A few Centennial Photos . . .
Group photo by Gregg Vieregge of Images Forever, Alexandria, MN
8 x 10 prints are available from Images Forever, 5448 Rockwood Lane SW,
Alexandria, MN 56308
Photos above by Joanne Englund
The following information
was posted before the Centennial
Trønderlag Centennial Celebration was held
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Bigwood Event Center
Fergus Falls, MN
|The Centennial Celebration commemorating the
100th anniversary of the founding of Trønderlag of America will be held in
Fergus Falls, Minnesota - the city of the first Trønderlag stevne. This
celebration will come at the conclusion of the regular Tre Lag Stevne
which will run from August 6-9, 2008.
The program for the Centennial
will include history displays, visitors from Norway, presentations by
descendants of charter members and others, a special banquet, along with music and entertainment from
Norway and the U.S.
In addition, during the
Tre Lag Stevne, the Trønderlag genealogy lab
will be open extra hours on Friday, Aug. 8 from 1:00-5:00 pm and on
Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9:00-11:00 am specifically for our Centennial
visitors. Please stop by and take a look at the vast genealogy resources
of the lag. The research files on each Charter Member will also be
available for browsing.
Saturday, Aug. 9
9:00 - 11:00 am - Centennial Genealogy Lab. We will have the
research materials about the charter members available, in addition to our
regular Trønderlag genealogy resources. Please see the Stevne 2008
schedule for additional genealogy research lab times on Aug. 6-8.
12:30-1:30 pm - Registration
1:30 pm - Centennial program begins. The program will include
greetings from several very important people, a presentation about the
history of Trønderlag of America, music by Trønder descendant Arna Rennan,
a presentation about the Charter Members of the lag and brief words by a
few descendants. There will also be a coffee break with Norwegian music.
5:00 pm - Afternoon program ends
6:30 pm - Group photo of all in attendance at the Centennial
7:00 pm - Centennial Banquet, followed by recognition of all
Charter Member descendants in attendance. Next, there will be Trønder
musical dance entertainment by Charter descendant & dance specialist Mikkel Thompson, coming from
Stockholm, Sweden. He will perform with Anders Persson, who plays
Hardanger fiddle and sings in Norwegian tradition.
The evening will conclude with a drawing for door
prizes and music for listening and dancing by the Hjorten Orchestra from
We will be entertained by the Hjorten Husorkester after the banquet
on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Husorkester is a group of musicians living in Trondheim, the capitol of
Trøndelag. There are four members playing in the group: Bjarte Oye (tuba),
Roy Morkemo (guitar and accordion), Jan Krogstad (harmonica and accordion)
and Berit Boysen (accordion).
The group play
folk music and ballads, mostly from Trøndelag, but also from other areas
Mikkel Thompson performs Norwegian dances with Ruth Sylte at Høstfest
|Items for Sale at the Centennial:
|Trønderlag of America Centennial 1908-2008 commemorative book|
|Aarbok 2008 (orders taken only)|
|Trønderlag Centennial pins|
|Trønderlag Centennial tote bags||
Centennial Registration Form (PDF version) - form can be completed
online and then printed for mailing. Registrations are due by July 15,
but we advise registering early. Make hotel reservations before July
Centennial Letter to Members
- mailed 5/27/08
Centennnial Commemorative book order form
Preliminary Centennial Brochure
in .pdf format (download, then print on both sides of your
paper and fold into thirds)
The Centennial Commemorative book is currently
If you have photos of any of the Charter Members of the lag, please contact the
aarbok editor immediately so that the photos can be included in
Hotel Information - Contact the Best
Western Falls Inn directly to reserve a room at the "Tre Lag Stevne rate"
for the Centennial before July 1, 2008. 1-800-293-2216
Additional Fergus Falls hotels.
Sign up to receive further
registration and program information about for the event. All members of
Trønderlag of America will automatically receive the special Centennial
mailing in May.
Robert Fossum - Treasurer
Elaine Hasleton - Chair
Bob & Doris Moffett
Jo Anne Sadler
Linda Schwartz - Aarbok Editor
|Documents on this page
will be presented in Adobe Acrobat. Click on the icon to the right to
download a free copy of Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it.
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