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Happy Syttende Mai!

Today is the Norwegian National Day, better known as syttende Mai, in which we commemorate the day Norway’s Constitution was signed in 1814, in effect declaring the country and independent kingdom. Below is a link to a great article published in The Norwegian-American entitled, “17 Ways to Celebrate”. Enjoy! http://www.norwegianamerican.com/features/17-ways-to-celebrate/

A Special Report from Fogn, Norway

Sunday September 3rd was unveiled a memorial stone on the farm Eide on the island of Fogn to commemorate Marta Jørgensdotter Eide. Many people came to Eide this day. Also the new Restauration, the replica of the first Restauration came to Eidsvåg dock with many guests on board. All had a nice, interesting celebrating. Marta… Read More

Slooper Society Annual Meeting 2017 Report

The Norwegian Slooper Society of America held their 2017 annual meeting on October 8, 2017, in Norway, IL.  There were 61 in attendance. Kirk & Renée Mies (Lindenhurst, IL) spoke on “An Enduring Legacy”, a story of their ancestors.  Kirk’s story is that of Daniel and Brita Rossedal (present descendants: Rosdail) making their way from… Read More

2017 Annual Meeting of the Slooper Society of America

August 21, 2017 Dear Sloopers and friends, You are cordially invited to the 92nd annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America. This meeting also extends to include our Sons of Norway friends. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 8th, 2017, and plan to join us at the Norway Community Building, Norway, IL, just… Read More

2016 Annual Meeting of the Slooper Society of America

Dear Sloopers and friends, You are cordially invited to the 91st annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America.  This meeting also extends to include our Sons of Norway friends.   Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 9th, 2016, and plan to join us at the Norway Community Building, Norway, IL, just off Route 71. … Read More

90th Annual Meeting of the Slooper Society of America

Dear Sloopers and friends, You are cordially invited to the 90th annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America.  Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 11th, 2015, and make plans to join us at the Norway Community Building, Norway, IL, just off Route 71.  Dinner will be served promptly at 1:00 pm.  We ask… Read More

The Sloopers Collector’s Edition book is here!

The new The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity Collector’s Edition of the J. Hart Rosdail classic book was presented at the 89th Annual Sloopers Society meeting on Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Norway, Illinois.  Many of the low-numbered books were sold that day. Also present were many from the Sons of Norway lodges Cleng Peerson #5-525 (Norway,… Read More

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