Many bygdelag (Norwegian
community organizations) were organized during the
First World War. It was important to Norwegian-Americans that their
cultural identity remained intact and their strong ties to the areas
where they had lived in Norway were maintained. Although the United States didn't
enter World War I until 1917, its citizens were stirred by the massive
spearheaded by Herbert Hoover, and a wave of patriotism
swept the country. At the 2016 stevne we will take a look back and learn about the strong forces that created a cultural
dilemma for the proud Americans who still loved being Norwegian.
ATTENTION: THOSE WITH
At the 7 Lag Stevne we will
be holding a talent show on Thursday evening July 14th.
Do you have a talent
This is open to all
who attend the Stevne.
Simply send your name,
Lag name and your talent to Peg Schellin at
Please keep your
performance to no more than 10 minutes so we have time
for all that wish to participate.
The Seven Lag Stevne is a yearly
gathering of descendants of Norwegian immigrants to the US and
Canada from seven areas of Norway (from parts of Buskerud, Oppland,
and Telemark counties). Each of these areas is represented by an
organization or "lag" (pronounced l-ah-g) that works to maintain
cultural ties to its ancestral community and provides support for
automatically when new information |
appears on the 7-Lag website
February 29: Schedule, Tours, and Lag Activities have been updated|
3: Vendor schedule finalized
April 5: Class details added
Banquet Entertainment added