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Welcome to SIGDALSLAG.ORG, the web site for people with “roots” in Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad, Norway (Norge)!

Sigdalslag is an organization dedicated to preserving the Norwegian-American heritage for people whose ancestors emigrated from Sigdal, Eggedal or Krødsherad, Norway (Norge). We maintain a substantial genealogical library and maintain connections to people in our ancestral home areas in Norway.

2017 Norway Tour

2017 Norway Tour being planned now

New photos have been made available for your viewing pleasure provided by NAHA

NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT

ATTENTION: THOSE WITH TALENT

  • During the 7 Lag Stevne there will be a TALENT SHOW Thursday evening JULY 14. Do you have a talent to share? This is open to all who attend the Stevne.
  • Simply send your name, Lag name and your talent BY JUNE 1 to Peg Schellin at pnschellin3@wi.rr.com. Please keep your performance to no more than 10 minutes so we have time for all who wish to participate.

TOURS

Tour I—Wednesday in Austin

A pre-stevne bus tour will leave the Holiday Inn convention hotel promptly at 12 noon Wednesday, JULY 13, and return at 4 PM.  Have lunch before you depart.

Included on this Austin tour is a NEW Spam Museum. Our stevne-goers will be one of the first groups to visit this facility which opens this summer.  The interactive tour features audios, videos and displays depicting the rich history of Hormel Foods.  It is educational and fun for all ages, and includes the gift shop.

Next, visit the Mower County Historical Society.  This museum has artifacts and historical items in 16 buildings with such items as vintage firefighting equipment, horse-drawn carriages, a steam locomotive, caboose, one-room school, a Civil War flag and more. A special WWII exhibit is on display.

The bus tour concludes with a tour of the city of Austin with a step-on guide.  The cost is $25 per person and the group will gather at 11:45 AM at the entrance of the Holiday Inn.

Tour II—Friday to Albert Lea

The Tour of Albert Lea, MN, is Friday, JULY 15. from 8-12 noon. It will be limited to the first 45 people who register and it will include the Freeborn County Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, one of the top museums in Minnesota.  The village consists of a church, school house, other stores and farm machinery. It also houses showcases for two personalities: Eddie Cochran, the Rock & Roll legend, and Marion Ross, the “Mrs. Cunningham” of TV’s Happy Days.”

Next is a visit to the farm and store of Alpaca of Oak Knoll Farms.  You may enjoy interacting with the alpacas and Jean and Ed will give some history and tell how their wool is used.

A city of Albert Lea tour with a step-on guide will conclude this  8 AM to noon tour Friday.  The cost is $25 and the group of 45 will gather at the hotel entrance at 7:45 AM.

Please go to the 7lag stevne site for full information about the 2016 stevne  http://www.7lagstevne.com/

RESERVE AUSTIN MOTELS NOW

Ask for “Norwegian Stevne” rate for motel rooms blocked for the 7 Lag Stevne, beginning 7/13/16.

Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 507-433-1000  1701 – 4th St. NW, Austin, MN  (freeway exit 178A

Reserved July 13-16,  $115 +tax, per room per day

Breakfast Voucher $10 (includes a drink); reserve by June 10.

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/austin/aummn/hoteldetail

 

Days Inn, (next to Holiday Inn, exit 178A), 507-433-8600

700– 16th Ave NW, $73 + tax, per room per day

before June 13.  (Includes continental breakfast)

http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/minnesota/austin/days-inn-austin/hotel-overview

 

Americinn Lodge & Suites, 507-437-7337  (W. of H. Inn at

exit 178A) $100 + tax or $90 w/AARP or AAA per room per day before June 12.

Hot breakfast bar. http://www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/austin/reviews

 

Rodeway Inn & Suites, 507-433-9254 (exit 180 B, 1 mile east

of H. Inn) at 805—21st St. NE,  continental breakfast.

2-bed rooms @ $75 + tax per room/per day

1-bed rooms@ $65 + tax per rm/per day before June 1.

https://www.choicehotels.com/minnesota/austin/rodeway-inn-hotels/mn123

 

Econo Lodge, 507-437-7774  (exit 175, 2 mi W of H. Inn)

Continental breakfast.  Reserve by June 12.

Double bed rooms @$80 + tax per room/per day

King room @$70 +tax per room/per day.

https://www.choicehotels.com/minnesota/austin/econo-lodge-hotels/mn417/rates?checkInDate=2016-05-29&checkOutDate=2016-05-30&ratePlanCode=SAPR2

 

We are planning a Norway trip in the second half of June 2017.

We are considering 2 options. Feel free to provide input.

Option 1 –

June 23, 2017 –

Meet our chartered at the train station in Oslo. Spend the day in Eidsvoll and arrive in Sigdal at 6:00 pm.  Stay at the Folk Musik Center or lodging of your choice from June 23 – June 28.  Sigrid Kvisle will be our guide.

June 24 – 27, 2017 – Schedule arranged by Sigrid Kvisle, our guide and the retired director of the museum in Prestfoss, Sigdal.  Assistance will be provided in locating family farms. Our genealogist can provide assistance prior to leaving the USA.

Jun 28, 2017 – Sigdal time completed and bus takes the group to Oslo to the train station area.

We will pay the actual cost for the bus and all admissions and some meals which in 2012 was under $400 US total.

Individuals staying at the Folk Musik Center will pay for their room, catered breakfast, and optional catered dinner.  The 2012 price was under $100 per night times five nights.

At the conclusion of our time in Sigdal will return to Oslo for more time there, some may wish to take the train to Bergen, and others go on to other areas where they have ancestors or where one wishes to tour.

Option 2:

June 20, 2017 – Join the group in Trondheim.  Spend two nights in Trondheim with a day tour on June 21.

June 22, 2017 – Go by train from Trondheim to Lillehammer.  Overnight in Lillehammer.

June 23, 2017 – Go by train from Lillehammer to Oslo. Meet our chartered bus at the train station in Oslo. Spend the day in Eidsvoll and arrive in Sigdal at 6:00 pm.  Stay at the Folk Musik Center or lodging of your choice from June 23 – June 28.  Sigrid Kvisle will be our guide.

June 24 – 27, 2017 – Schedule arranged by Sigrid Kvisle, our guide and the retired director of the museum in Prestfoss, Sigdal.  Assistance will be provided in locating family farms. Our genealogist can provide assistance prior to leaving the USA.

Jun 28, 2017 – Sigdal time is completed and bus takes the group to Oslo to the train station area.

We will pay the actual cost for the bus,  all admissions and some meals which in 2012 was under $400 US total.

Individuals staying at the Folk Musik Center will pay for their room, catered breakfast, and optional catered dinner.  The 2012 price was under $100 per night times five nights.

  • At the conclusion of our time in Sigdal we will return to Oslo for more time there, some may wish to take the train to Bergen, or to go on to other areas where they have ancestors. A hotel option will be offered as well as the Oslo transportation card.

·         Planning to fly mid-week is definitely cheaper.  Other travel arrangements would be made individually or for small groups; currently the prices are very favorable especially if procured ahead of time

Jean Knaak

President, Sigdalslag

We received letters of thanks from our last 2 scholarship winners. Please go to the news section to read their letters.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PICTURES FROM THE CENTENNIAL

 

board July 2015

Sigdal Board members meet in July 2015

2014 Stevne in Wahpeton North Dakota

2014 Stevne in Wahpeton North Dakota

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Sigdal Board members meet in November 2014

board July 2015

Sigdal Board met in Wisconsin on July 2015

The Sigdalslag 2014 Book was debuted at the Stevne. Please see the index as a PDF file in the shop section of our website. The book is also available for purchase now for $50.00
We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site.

This is an interesting video from Eggedal.

 

 

If you have an ancestor who emigrated from this part of Norway, we invite you to click HERE now to find out how to become a member.