Tentative Schedule for 2022
January 15, Saturday, 7 PM TBD
February 19, Saturday, 7 PM History of Norwegian Sweaters
Laurann Gilbertson Learn about the history of different types and styles of Norwegian sweaters, including Setesdal, Fana, Marius, and Olympic. Gilbertson will also talk about the symbolism behind some of the patterns and colors on sweaters made today. Be sure to wear their favorite sweater to this talk.
March 19, Saturday, 7 PM St. Patrick’s Day celebration The Vikings and the founding of Dublin
Jennifer Paxton will talk on the Viking influence on the Founding of the city of Dublin. Jennifer Assistant Director of the University Honors Program and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at The Catholic University of America. She was previously a Professorial Lecturer in History at Georgetown University, where she taught for more than a decade. The holder of a doctorate in history from Harvard University, where she has also taught and earned a Certificate of Distinction, Professor Paxton is both a widely published award-winning writer and a highly regarded scholar, earning both a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and a Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship. She has given several popular talks to our group.
April 16, Saturday, 12 PM New Member’s Brunch
June 18, Saturday, 7 PM Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen
Chris Johnson, Laurann Gilbertson Why do people leave their homes in search of a better life? Look for answers in the dramatic black and white photographs of Knud Knudsen, considered one of Norway’s most important early photographers. He often returned from his studio in Bergen to the village of Tokheim to capture scenes of everyday life. Despite the idyllic landscape, Knudsen’s work vividly shows some of the factors that led to above-average rates of emigration from this region
July 16, Saturday, 4 PM Picnic
August 21, Sunday, 4 PM Picnic
September 17, 7 PM Cultural Skills Program
October 15, 7 PM TBD
November 19, 7 PM TBD
December 11, Sunday, 2 PM Christmas Party