Wyman Detzler received the Volunteer of the Year award at Gammelgården Museum’s Volunteer and Member Holiday Open House on Sunday, Jan. 5. Kris Lindberg and Carolyn Lein were given the Peggy Sandstrom Extra Mile award. Members ate Swedish delicacies and reviewed the year’s events, including the 2013 barn theme, celebrating the major role barns played [...]
Get your trunk and pack your metal farm tools (no wooden handles please—you can make new ones when you get to Amerika). In Scandia, the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota, Gammelgården Museum preserves the story of coming to the New World. Visitors can experience daily life on the Old (Gammel) Small Farm (Gården) as the [...]
Gammelgården director Lynne Blomstrand Moratzka was awarded membership in the Royal Order of the Polar Star by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden in a ceremony Oct. 6 in Minneapolis. As the king presented the medal, Gammelgården Museum was recognized for 40 years of preserving, presenting and promoting Swedish immigrant heritage. The membership honors Moratzka [...]
Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia hosted its annual Spelmanstamma (fiddler gathering) Aug. 18.