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Centennial Event Schedule

For Your Reference -

This was the Daily Schedule of Events


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  1. Thursday May 5, 2016

    1. 11:00 - 2:00 pm
      • Lag Meetings for Romerike and Nordland - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    2. 1:00 - 4:00 pm
      • Preparation by Board and Committee - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    3. 4:00pm
      • Board and Committee Meeting - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    4. 5:00 pm
      • Conference Registration Opens - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    5. 6:00 pm
      • Volunteer Meeting - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    6. 7:00 pm
      • Dessert and Coffee Reception - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    7. 7:30 pm
      • Program - Doug Ohman -
      • Stories about Norwegian images in Minnesota
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  1. Friday May 6, 2016

    All Friday activities are held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

    Two concurrent events run during the day:

    Norwegian-ness Past, Present and Future
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    Twenty First Century Norwegian Family History

    Sessions are timed so that registrants are not strictly confined to one event or the other throughout the day.

Norwegian-ness Past, Present and Future

  1. 7:00 am
    • Registration Opens - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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  2. 8:00 am
    • Combined Opening Session
    • John Christianson -
    • "Janteloven"- Is that what it means to be Norwegian?
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  3. 9:00 am
    • Marvin Slind -
    • The Cultural, Social, and Economic Dimensions of Norwegian Immigration to America
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  4. 9:45 am
    • Bradley Ellingboe -
    • Contributions of Norwegian Immigrants to the Musical Life of the US
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  5. 10:30 am
    • Coffee Break
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  6. 11:00 am
    • Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger -
    • Norwegian, American or Sogning? Norwegian-American Identity Formation in the 19th & 20th Centuries
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  7. Noon
    • Combined Luncheon, Speaker
    • Oyvind Gullikson -
    • Strength, Grace, and Skills of Norwegians
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  8. 1:30 pm
    • Dennis Gimmestad, H. Christine Midelfort & Betty Bergland -
    • Enduring Ethnicity-- Two Approaches.
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  9. 3:00 pm
    • Coffee Break
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  10. 3:30 pm
    • Gracia Grindal -
    • Early Norwegian American Leaders as Exemplified by Linka Preus and Elisabeth Koren
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Twenty First Century Norwegian Family History

  1. 7:00 am
    • Registration Opens - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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  2. 8:00 am
    • Combined Opening Session
    • John Christianson -
    • "Janteloven"- Is that what it means to be Norwegian?
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  3. 9:00 am
    • Karen Humphrey -
    • Bringing Families Together: Historical Societies, Archives, and the 21st Century
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  4. 9:45 am
    • Knut Djupedal -
    • Ingrid Semmingson Library at the Norwegian Museum of Migration
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  5. 10:30 am
    • Coffee Break
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  6. 11:00 am
    • Lynn Beck -
    • Future Of Printed Materials In An Academic Library
    • Barb Horn -
    • Preparation For Research Trek Including Technology
    • Garth Ulrich -
    • Researching Norwegian Family History in Canada
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  7. Noon
    • Combined Luncheon, Speaker
    • Oyvind Gullikson -
    • Strength, Grace, and Skills of Norwegians
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  8. 1:30 pm
    • Elaine Hasleton -
    • 21st Century Norwegian Family History Research Melding Old and New
  9. 2:15 pm
    • Fredrik Larsen Lund -
    • Norwegian Archival System
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  10. 3:00 pm
    • Coffee Break
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  11. 3:30 pm
    • Jonathan Storlie -
    • DNA impact on Norwegian Family History Research
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  1. 4:30 pm
    • Combined Closing
    • Marilyn Sorensen & Jean Knaak -
    • Summary of Friday
  2. 5:00 pm
    • Volunteer Training for Saturday
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    • Conference Registration for those joining us on Saturday Begins
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    • Happy Hour prices for Sodas and Drinks at the Lobby Bar
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    • Dinner on your own. Set price meal or full menu available in Lombard's Restaurant
  3. 7:00 pm
    • Centennial Reception
    • Ole and Lena Build a Lag House
    • Recognition of Significant Norwegian Americans
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  4. 8:45 pm
    • Lag Meeting for Sognefjordlag
    • Lag Meeting for Telelag

Research/Information Centers remain open throughout the evening.

(There will be a set price meal available in the hotel restaurant for purchase in addition to the regular menu.)



Friday Evening Conference Opening for All Participants

  1. Saturday May 7, 2016


    Centennial Conference at the Earle Brown Center

    1. 6:00 am
      • Building opens for Display and Vendor setup
    2. 8:00 am
      • Fellesraad Annual Meeting in the Garden Room
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      • Exhibits and Displays Open in the Harvest Room.
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      • Vendors Open in the outer areas.
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    3. 9:00 am
      • Opening Session in the Carriage Hall
      • Call of the Lur
      • Recognition of Norwegian Organizations
      • Marilyn Sorensen & Marilyn Somdahl -
      • Fellesraad History
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      • Stoughton Dancers
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    4. 10:30 am
      • Coffee Break
    5. 11:00 am
      • Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger -
      • A Sense of Place: Norwegian-Americans in the Upper Midwest
    6. Noon
      • Luncheon in the Carriage Hall
      • Charter Member Recoginition
      • Norwegian Glee Club
    7. 2:00 pm
      • Knut Djupedal -
      • Story of the Bygdelag and the Founding of the Norwegian Emigrant Museum.
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      • Laurann Gilbertson -
      • Norwegian folk art in America: past,present,future
    8. 2:45 pm
      • Coffee Break
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    9. 3:10 pm
      • Ida Marie Tenvik-Bringedal - Garden Room
      • Contemporary Art Scene In Norway
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      • Fredrik Larsen Lund - Carriage Hall
      • Finding family in Norway. What you should know before you travel
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    10. 4:00 pm
      • Gary DeKrey -
      • Future of Ethnicity in the 21st Century
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      • Bunad Parade Rehearsal - Carriage Hall
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    11. 5:00 pm
      • Exhibits and Vendors Close
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      • Social Hour - Bar opens
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    12. 6:15 pm
      • Seating in the Carriage Hall. Tables are numbered and assigned according to time registrations are received.
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    13. 6:45 pm
      • Invocation by Pastor Kristin Sundt
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      • Banquet in the Carriage Hall
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      • Introductions
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      • Guest Speaker: US District Court Chief Justice John R. Tunheim
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      • Greetings from the Honorary Consulate General
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      • Bunad Parade narrated by Sandra Hendrickson
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      • Closing


  2. Sunday May 8, 2016



    Optional Schedules (on your own)

    1. 9:00 am
      • English Service at Mindekirken
    2. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      • Open House at Norway House
    3. 11:00 am
      • Norwegian Service at Mindekirken
    4. Noon
      • Light lunch at Mindekirken available
    5. 1:00 pm
      • Book reading at Norway House
      • Neal Bascomb's newest book, The Winter Fortress

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