Gammelgarden Museum

  On Wednesday, July 30, Gammelgården Museum intern Reece Almendinger left Scandia to begin a three-day, 47-mile walk from the museum grounds in Scandia to Braham, Minnesota. The walk was intended to show people that if an immigrant in the 1860s needed to get somewhere, he probably walked. Photo by Mary Bailey.

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  From Scandia to Braham, a 47-mile walk On Wednesday, July 30, Gammelgården Museum intern Reece Almendinger began a three-day, 47-mile walk from the museum grounds in Scandia to Braham, Minnesota. The walk is intended to show people that if an immigrant in the 1860s needed to get somewhere important, he might need to walk, even […]

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The Swedish midsummer celebration at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia on Saturday included traditional songs and games around the midsummer pole, a Swedish meal and craftmaking with the Junior Guides.

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If you don’t have Scandinavian relatives, chances are slim that you’ve ever seen one. The odds increase slightly if you’re from Kansas. The folk art object called ljuskrona (say “use-kroona”) is a Swedish candle holder wrapped with cut paper. It is usually placed on the dinner table for the Christmas Eve feast, but some resemble […]

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Gammelgården Museum’s annual fiddle gathering, Spelmanstämma, will be Saturday, Aug. 17. Guests are invited to bring their fiddles to play along with musicians from the American Swedish Institute and Nykelharp Lag of the Twin Cities. Art and craft vendor booths open at 10 a.m. Children’s activities inspired from immigrant life of the 1860s are held […]

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