Gammelgården Museum Celebrates Midsommar Dag

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June 22, 2013 
Midsommar Dag
Gammelgården Museum
20880 Olinda Trail | Scandia, Minnesota

 Gammelgarden Museum Midsommar CelebrationWeather in Sweden is a lot like weather in Minnesota. In fact, my husband has been comparing temperatures and snowfall with his Swedish friend for several years now — and Minnesota is colder and snowier.  Like Minnesota’s summer, Sweden really gets June through August with some bonus days in May and September.   Unlike Minnesota, in northern Sweden, the sun never sets around the summer solstice.  Still, who better to borrow a summer holiday from than the Swedes.  Gammelgarden Museum Midsommar Celebration

The Gammelgården Museum in Scandia is celebrating Midsommar Dag on Saturday.  “Gammelgården” means Old Farm in Swedish and visitors can step back in history and experience the lives of early Swedish immigrants in the only open air museum devoted to Swedish immigration in the United States.

Activities include:

  • Historic Buildings Open FREE 10:00 to 1:00 and after the program
  • 10:00 to 4:00: Craft and Art Fair, Geneology Booth
  • 10:30 to 12:30: Children’s “Immigrant for a Day” Activities, Games and Crafts
  • 10:30: Gazebo Food Sales begin
  • 11:00 to 12:30: Smörgåsbord $12.00 per person/$8.00 Child-no reservation needed
  • 1:00: Raising of the Majstång followed by program of music and folk dances
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