SWEDEN in MINNESOTA
Minnesota is a glorious country and just the country
for Northern Immigrants – just the country for a new
Fredrika Bremer (1801 – 1865) Swedish writer and
More Swedish immigrants made their home in Minnesota
than any other state. Listed below are a few of the
many opportunities within Minnesota to enhance your
Camp St. Joan of Arc – Swedish experience.
American Swedish Institute
Tour the Turnblad Mansion and the American Swedish
Institute. Visit this website to discover an array
of events including music, crafts for children and
adults; films; teas, monthly Smorgasbords on Sundays
and a Midsommer event in July.
Note: The American Swedish Institute will be closed
for renovations from May – November.
Visit Ingebretsens for a taste of culture and
culinary delights. This website is full of
information regarding the Scandinavian countries,
culture, class opportunities & traditions.
Visit this Swedish giant and enjoy a tasty meal, the
Swedish traditional crawfish meal (August) and pick
up a few Swedish foods to enjoy at your home.
Visit this town to see the world-famous
Kensington Runestone at the Runestone Museum
Lindstrom - Sister city to Tingsryd,
Sweden holds Karl Oskar Days in early July.
Sister city to Mora, Sweden: Mora offers the
Kanabec History Center and an annual folk
festival in September. Mora hosts the largest
annual ski race in February, the Vasaloppet
which covers over 58 kilometers and is modeled
after the same race in Mora, Sweden.
– The first Swedes landed in Scandia in the
Vinterfest, February 5th
– Founded in 1862 by a Swedish immigrant
Lutheran pastor. Named for the Swedish king,
Gustavus Adolphus. The Alfred Nobel Hall of
Science named for the great Swedish inventor and
philanthropist, hosts the annual Nobel
Conference, addressing issues in the natural and
social sciences. The Jussi Bjorling Concert Hall
is named after the internationally famous
Children’s Books & Authors:
Astrid Lindgren – Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren – The Tomten and the Fox
Selma Lagerlof – The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
There are countless foods and recipes available to
recreate for your table including: Swedish
meatballs, Swedish pancakes, herring, pea soup (a
traditional favorite on Thursdays), beets, cucumber
salads, flatbread, Dala bread, Dip in the Kettle,
potato sausage, cabbage rolls, rice pudding, crisp
sugar cookies, pepparkakor (ginger cookies)…
Swedish Table Prayer
I jesu namn till bords vi gar
Valsigna Gud den mat vi far.
In Jesu’ name to the table we go;
Bless, God, the food we get.