American Swedish Institute Presentation

I cannot believe it has been just over 3 months since my last post.  Life does get busy.  This Wednesday, I will be presenting about my trip to Sweden at the American Swedish Institute.  This will include the full trip and not just what i have been able to post on this blog, which I still plan to complete.  Here are the details:

“Wendy Petersen Biorn, will be the speaker for this month’s” Wednesday Wanderings–Afternoons at ASI”, this Wednesday, Nov 8th, 1–2pm.  Her presentation will primarily be about her trip to Sweden this past summer, to learn about cultural and architectural aspects of life in Sweden during the period prior to immigration by many to America.  What she learned ties in with present-day activities involving the preservation of the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead, on Highway 5 in Waconia.  Wendy is the Executive Dir, Carver County Historical Society.  This program is free for ASI members, and included in museum admission for non-members.”

The American Swedish Institute is located at  2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

 For those who would like to just chat with me,  I plan to have lunch in their fabulous cafeteria at 11:30.  I would love to meet you.
The CCHS Peterson tourism book has been reprinted.  Copies of it and “The Unknown Swede” will be available Wednesday.
Hope you see you soon,

Published by: wbiorn

I am the Executive Director at the Carver County Historical Society. The truth of the matter is, that I am not sure I want to admit to how many years I have been in this business. Suffice it to say I have a Masters degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration and began my career in the 1980s. Oops, did I say that? I was reared on a farm, and began my career working at the MNHS site, the Oliver Kelley Farm. The love of the land and history run deep in my blood.

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