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Founded in September 1908, Trønderlag of America is an organization of emigrants and their descendants
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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.

Centennial Schedule
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 Trondheim, Norway.

We will be entertained by the Hjorten Husorkester after the banquet on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Hjorten 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 and countries.

Mikkel Thompson performs Norwegian dances with Ruth Sylte at Høstfest 2002.

Items for Sale at the Centennial:
bulletTrønderlag of America Centennial 1908-2008 commemorative book
bulletAarbok 2005
bulletAarbok 2006
bulletAarbok 2008 (orders taken only)
bulletTrønderlag Centennial pins
bulletTrønderlag 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 1.

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 in production. 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 Aarbok 2008.

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.

Centennial Committee:
Mary Benson
Barry Dahl
Joanne Englund
Gary Flatgard
Robert Fossum - Treasurer
Marcia Hansen
Elaine Hasleton - Chair
Nancy Hawkinson
Bob & Doris Moffett
Jo Anne Sadler
Maxine Sandvig
Jon Satrum
Linda Schwartz - Aarbok Editor
Gerald Ziesemer
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Last Updated: 26 October 2011 07:33 -0500  


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