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									    Scandinavian Festival 2012 Lecture/Presentation Schedule
               Gerry Rodeo Grounds July 20 – 21, 2012

                         Friday, July 20, 2012

2 – 2:50 PM: Swedish Songs Sung in English with Bruce Holmquist
              Bruce grew up in Chautauqua Co. listening to songs sung in Swedish
              and has since studied and written some translations. Join Bruce to sing
              some traditional Swedish songs in English and to learn more about this
              topic.

3 – 3:50 PM: Finding Your Swedish Ancestors by Karen Livsey
              Learn about the genealogic resources at the Fenton History Center in
              Jamestown and on the Internet . How to get started and where to find
              help.

4 – 4:50 PM: That Titanic Voyage, A Swedish Perspective by David J. Cope
              One hundred years ago 112 Swedes departed on the Titanic for a better
              life in the United States. Experience their six day voyage (this is
               not a "how - many - deck - chairs" lecture) and their ultimate tragic (and
              occasionally triumphal) ending. All participants will receive a Swedish
              passenger character card to follow through the interactive PowerPoint
              presentation.

5 – 5:50 PM: The life, work and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat
             who, with astonishing intelligence, audacity, creativity, bluff, and moral
             courage repeatedly outwitted and outmaneuvered the Nazis to
             save thousands of Jews from death in WW II in Hungary. A
             presentation by the longstanding Wallenberg Committee of the Jamestown
             Area (Norman Carlson, Lillian Chapman and Dixie Segel) on the 100th
             anniversary of his birth. Historical artifacts will be displayed
                              Saturday, July 21, 2012

11:45 – 12: 30 PM: The Swedish Language of our Ancestors by Allie Withers
               Everyday Swedish vocabulary, such as words used in daily greetings.
               Includes a colorful display of Scandinavian articles from Sweden. Open
               to all ages.

1 – 1:50 PM: That Titanic Voyage, A Swedish Perspective by David J. Cope
               One hundred years ago 112 Swedes departed on the Titanic for a
              better life in the United States. Experience their six day voyage (this is
              not a "how - many - deck - chairs" lecture) and their ultimate tragic (and
              occasionally triumphal) ending. All participants will receive a Swedish
              passenger character card to follow through the interactive PowerPoint
              presentation.

2 – 2:50 PM: Family Stories of Swedish Immigration and Settling in America by a Panel
              of Don Anderson, Nels Nelson and Jay Stratton. Come to share your
              family’s immigration stories.

3 – 3:50 PM: L’Anse aux Meadows, Where the Vikings Discovered America in 1000
              A.D., a Film presentation (Dr. Julie Lindblom Boozer)

4 - 4:50 PM: Live Like a Viking by Ned Lindstrom
              The fun part of Viking history is making their history come alive through
              stories and humor. You will learn and experience things you never knew
              about our Viking past!

5 - 5:50 PM: Hessel Valley & Scandia, by Dr. Julie Lindblom Boozer
              How and Why these two communities were among the earliest Swedish
              settlements in this region and how they contributed ultimately toAmerica’s
              Industrial Revolution. Historical Artifacts will be displayed by Verne
              Ekstrom, a member of the present Hessel Valley congregation..


6 – 6:50 PM: To Amerika: August Strindberg & the Swedish-American Exodus by Dr. Wesley
              Boozer
              Presentation will focus on Strindberg as the father of modern Swedish
              writers on the 100th anniversary of his death. The relationship of his life
              and work to the immigration of Swedes to America will be considered.

7 – 8:00 PM: Meet and Greet the Rockridge Brothers
              Opportunity to actually meet the Rockridge Brothers and learn about the
              contemporary music scene in their homeland, Sweden and also hear a few
              favorite tunes.
                             Sunday, July 22, 2012

12 – 12:50 PM: L’Anse aux Meadows, Where the Vikings Discovered America in 1000
             A.D., a Film presentation (Dr. Julie Lindblom Boozer)

1 – 1:50 PM: Finding Your Swedish Ancestors by Karen Livsey
              Learn about the genealogic resources at the Fenton History Center in
              Jamestown and on the Internet . How to get started and where to find
              help.

2 – 2:50 PM: Swedish Songs Sung in English with Bruce Holmquist
              Bruce grew up in Chautauqua Co. listening to songs sung in Swedish
              and has since studied and written some translations. Join Bruce to sing
              some traditional Swedish songs in English and to learn more about this
              topic.

								
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