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2009 Stevne in Pictures

The 2009 stevne included a tour of local historical sites and a great time at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Plymouth MN.

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Chatting

Speaker Darin Flansburg of Brainerd MN, talking to Wes Swanson of Woodbury MN.  In the background are Margaret and Gordon Braaten of Calgary, Canada.

Relaxing
Allard Stevens of Granite Falls MN & Winton Fuglie of Sun City AZ
Registration
Treasurer Tricia Lerohl and Secretary Glen Olson were first to greet new arrivals
Merchandise
Merchandise chairman Steve Wills at the merchandise table

Seminars
Samband members looking at reproductions of Norwegian art following Mary Jo Thorsheim’s seminar

Seminars

Speaker Mary Jo Thorsheim talking to Dag Rossman following her seminar on Norwegian art.

Vendors
Display of rosemaling for sale by painter Angeline Hoffman of Vergas, MN.  

Seminars
Storyteller Dag Rossman holding up his newest book, The Dragonseeker Saga, which came out the day before..

Friday Afternoon Sing-Along
Howard Lerohl talks about Norwegian lyrics
Friday Evening Program
Dag Rossman in a program called "Enchanted Tales"

Relaxing

Shirley Bens Biallas of Inver Grove Heights, MN, sitting with Eleanor Schultz of Council Bluffs, IA.

Relaxing

President Earl Evenstad visiting with Alice Thompson of Ames IA

Vendors

Hal Bitzer of Williams, MN, with his display of carvings for Bitz of Wood.

Friday Evening
Jo Jongkind, Tom Thoreson, & Diana Lewis
Friday Evening
110th Birthday Cake
Friday Evening
Members line up for "birthday cake"
Friday Evening
The Midsummer’s Night Bonfire
Friday Evening
Earl Evenstad entertains on his two button accordion

Vendors

Jim Anderson of Buffalo, MN with his display of wood boxes.

Seminars

Orlyn Kringstad's seminar about the Oslo Peace Center on Saturday morning.

Memorabilia Display
Avis Rosenlund, Russ Elmore and Andy Karlsgodt at the Memorabilia display set up by Avis and Russ
Seminars
Author Odell Bjerkness autographing a copy of his book, The Prince and the Nanny, for Leland Pederson
Seminars
Tom Hanson, a former Foreign Service Officer, speaking at a seminar on Saturday afternoon called “Reflections on Norway Yesterday & Today.”
Seminars
Muriel Hanson of Richfield MN, painting during the "Painting Valdres Roses" workshop.
Seminars
Shirley Evenstad leading a workshop on "Painting Valdres Roses."
Genealogy
Genealogist Be Gunelson (seated) assisting Marie Schroeder of Willmar MN
Festive Gjestebø
Aaron Hanson was Master of Ceremonies
photo by Amy John
Festive Gjestebø
Jan Helge Sandnes from Stavanger, Norway, was introduced
Festive Gjestebø
Members enjoying the Saturday evening banquet
Festive Gjestebø
Rachel Jensen of the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag led the Parade of Bunads
 
Festive Gjestebø
Greetings from Marilyn Somdahl, president of the Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
Festive Gjestebø
Kari Loing of the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag spoke about the hardanger fiddle
Festive Gjestebø
Members of the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag performed
Festive Gjestebø
Peggy Larson, a vocal teacher, performing “Kulokk” (cow herding calls)
Festive Gjestebø
The Gunelson family won a lot of prizes on Saturday!

Festive Gjestebø

Angeline Hoffman (left) with the sleigh that she painted and donated along with the drawing winner, Tricia Lerohl.  

Photo by Amy John.

Minnehaha Falls
Sunday morning Samband members visited the site of the first Samband stevne in 1899.

Mindekirken
The Norwegian Memorial Church in Minneapolis

Mindekirken
Samband members who attended the Norwegian language church service on Sunday morning

Vendors

Helen & Robert Lerohl with their rosemaled plate of the Høre Church in Vang, Valdres, commissioned from painter June Nyberg, who is in the background.  Robert’s ancestors went to the Høre Church.

Photos by Aaron Hanson


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