2021 Annual Meeting

The 96th annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm Sunday, October 10th, 2021.

With the bicentennial of the Sloopers 1825 arrival in America fast approaching, it’s time to think about the early days of those pioneers.  Dave Johnson, board President of the Norsk Museum and Slooper Society Historian will present, “The Slooper Story”. You might think you know all there is to know about the Sloopers and their history, but Dave’s exhaustive research of the Sloopers and Cleng Peerson has uncovered some new stories and history you may not have previously known.  This program will also serve as a sneak peek at Dave’s new book, “The Cleng Peerson Story” and his upcoming video, “The Sloopers Story“. 

The 96th meeting of the Slooper Society will be held at the Norway Community Building, Norway, IL, just off Route 71.  Doors open at noon and dinner will be served promptly at 1:00 pm. Dinner will be catered and a small cash donation requested. Dave Johnson’s presentation of, “The Slooper Story” will begin at 1:30pm. The Norsk Museum will be open immediately following the annual meeting. 

Please note that the meetings are certainly not limited to Slooper descendants. Anyone with an interest in Norwegian-American history and culture is welcome! Looking forward to seeing you at noon on October 10th, 2021 at the Norway Community Building in beautiful Norway, IL.

Thank you!