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Mission: Tuesday Open House is the pastor’s initiative outreach ministry to expand knowledge of persons with Norwegian interests and/or background about Mindekirken and Norwegian culture via five areas of interest. Areas are: Norwegian literature, historic/contemporary Norwegian life, music, theology/faith/life, and art.
The program provides an opportunity for fellowship, a time for devotions, and a time to eat a lunch.
July 26, 2022 9:50 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10 includes lunch
Topic: Norwegian Immigrant Ancestors and their documents
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Welcome back to a special format of Tuesday Open House
Registration is required Complete the online form at Mindekirken.org, or call the church office.
The requested donation is $10.00—Includes a lunch.
Tuesday Open House will offer a unique program in cooperation with Mindekirken, John Christianson, Bygdelagenes Fellesraad, Norway House and Norwegian American Historical Association.
We will have a number of persons attending that can help with identifying some of the documents that are used in researching family histories. Bring your own documents along, if you have any. Also there will be suggestions for persons one can work with to have the more lengthy items participants bring translated at a later time.
Many of our Norwegian ancestors arrived before modern passports were in use. So, what documents did they bring along? Why did they bring those particular documents, and how were those documents originally used in Norway and in America? How can we read them, and what do they tell us about our family history?
9:50 a.m. Welcome to our Tuesday Open House Summer Seminar
10:00 a.m. Where's Your Passport? The Documents They Brought From Norway -
John Christianson—Professor Emeritus from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
11:15 a.m. Hints for reading Norwegian documents--
Marilyn Sorensen, Mindekirken TOH Coordinator, VP Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and others
12:00 p.m. Summer Lunch with Norwegian waffles, coffee and/or cool drinks
(included with registration fee)
12:45 p.m. Norway House’s new facility including the Haugo Archive and Bibliotek—
Joe Grodahl, Dir. of Programs and Events and Race Fisher, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
1:15 p.m. Immigrant Documents in the NAHA Archives —
Amy Boxrud, Executive Director of Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA)
1:45 p.m. Assistance with documents brought by participants
Individual help with documents and possible translators for more in depth translation.
We encourage members of TOH, Bygdelag, Norway House, NAHA and others interested to attend.
Limited to 125 participants. Pre-registration is required.
The form is available here or online at Mindekirken.org, Tuesday Open House button.
Parking: If possible, please carpool as the church parking lot may be under construction.
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Syttende Mai during WWII -- in Norway and at Mindekirken in Minneapolis
This is the last program of the program year. Check back here before July 26 for a special mid-summer program
Archived Tuesday Open House programs (Click button below)