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A Norwegian Christmas

Posted: Monday, Dec 23rd, 2013

Gloria Thvedt, left, helps a young visitor roll dough for a traditional Norwegian treat during a Sons of Norway activity at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota on Monday afternoon.

The two-hour activity included stations for visitors to make krumkake cookies and lefse, to create rosemaling notecards that said “Good Yule” and a Christmas troll, to listen to traditional songs in the Norwegian language, and to decorate a holiday mural.

Children’s Museum director Suzanne Hegg said the Sons of Norway share their holiday traditions with the Brookings public every year at the museum, but this is the first time they’ve been stationed in such a high-traffic place as the Café Couteau. The event is free to the public; Hegg said it’s a way for people to get acquainted with the Norwegian traditions of this area.

For the complete article see the 12-24-2013 issue.

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