Friday, August 26, 2011

Minnesota Day 14 August 2011

This years Minnesota Day was held not i Växjö as usual but in The Parish of Ljuder. It was held in
the beatiful church is build in thew begiining of the 1840-thies . Soon after that the mig emigation to USA started .the writer Vilhelm Moberg chosed the area as home area for the main characters of his Emigrant -epos.

Some of the emigrants from the area returned to Sweden
and was buried in there home soil as can be seen on this grave stone from the cemetery by the church in Ljuder

Among the activities during the Minnesota Day was welcoming the Swedish-American of the Year Kerstin Lane from Chicago.she told about her work as the director of the Swedish-American museum in Chicago .

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