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Midsommar Dag

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Category: Celebration
Start date: 23 Jun 2018 10:00 AM
End date: 23 Jun 2018 06:00 PM
Street / Location: 20880 Olinda Trail
City / town: Scandia
Country: Minnesota, USA
Organizer: Gammelgarden Museum
Name: Lynne Moratzka or Sarah Porubcansky
Email: media@gammelgardenmuseum.org
Phone: 651.433.5053
Homepage: http://www.gammelgardenmuseum.org

Midsummer Dag is the most important holiday of the year at Gammelgarden and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstng (the Swedish Maypole) is decorated with greens and flowers then raised in the center of town. Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer!

Historic buildings open FREE 10-1 and after program
10-4 p.m.: Craft and Art Fair, Swedish Genealogy Society of Minnesota will be available to answer questions
10-1 St. Paul Kubb Club Society demonstration
11:30-12:30: Childrens Immigrant for a Day activities, games and crafts
10-11: Gazebo food sales begin coffee, water and cinnamon rolls.
11-12:30: New this year! Smrgsbord will be held on museum grounds, $15/person, $8/child no reservation needed
Smorgasbord menu: sliced ham, cheese tray, herring in wine sauce, salmon mousse, deviled eggs, Swedish potato salad, cucumbers in sour cream, 5 bean salad, pickled beets, cottage cheese with chives, rye bread, wasa crackers, fresh fruit and strawberry shortcake, plus coffee and lemonade.
1:30 p.m. Gazebo food sales resume as a Sweet Treat Station serving coffee, soda and water, a sharing plate consisting of a dala krispie bar, dipping sauces, strawberry cupcakes and more.
1 p.m.: Raising of the Majstng followed by program of music and folk dances

The Swedish American Childrens Choir from Chicago area and Vasa Junior Folk Dancers will perform and lead us in the ring dances.

We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary year of the Scenic and Wild River Act. That river was the highway for the immigrants and later a source of employment in the timber/lumbering industry.

The River Singers will be performing Marines Marty Hardings Bound to the River. Marty is Chair of the North Woods and Waters St. Croix Heritage Area. She wrote the song in celebration of the St. Croix River.

The Rev. Arden Haug, Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, will give the invocation.