In their first trip to the U.S., Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Ehnstedt’s Octet) is making a stop in Scandia next weekend. The group takes its name from its original bandmaster, Magnus Herman Ehnstedt (1833-1905), and their music selections come directly from his hand-written arrangements. Magnus Ehnstedt’s “military octet” style of band music was prevalent at [...]
In modern Sweden, Midsommar Dag is the most important holiday of the year. The Majstång is decorated with greens and flowers, then raised in the center of town. Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer. This Saturday, June 22, you can be a part of this wonderful tradition at Gammelgården Museum’s [...]
Can you say “tack så mycket?” Gammelgården Museum can help with that. Swedish classes are offered in the spring and fall. This year three levels will be taught: beginning, progressive, and intermediate. All three classes will be held on Monday evenings in the Välkommen Hus, upstairs in the Passage Room. Beginning Swedish is for those [...]
Servers listen as Sue Nickelson gives instructions to the crew. About 650 people were served on Nov. 15, “plus we met our match for GiveMN and had an overflowing donation box of Coats of Kindness! It was a good day,” said Julie Erickson, public relations director.
Saturday, Aug. 18 will be the annual Spelmanstämma at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia. Spelmanstämma (fiddler gathering) is a long-held Swedish tradition for fiddlers to gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. This year the Gammelgarden Museum will combine fiddles with astronomy, with broadcast meteorologist Mike Lynch of WCCO hosting [...]