Local Scandinavian News
Thursday, October 31, 2019



Sat Nov 16 - 11:30 to 1:30
Tree of Life Lutheran Church
825 Forest Ave Jamestown
American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation - ASHF
Korvburger $5.00 Coffee Free / Water $1.00

Enjoy this delicious Scandinavian Specialty on a tasty rye roll with Swedish lingon and spicy brown mustard.

Eat-in or take-out available. 
RSVP not required but appreciated.
Call Nancy Jones at 665-5046 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lucia 2019

Recruiting girls and boys from 7 years old, for the annual Lucia celebration arranged by the Thule Lodge and The American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation!        





Monday, April 15, 2019

Scandinavian Scenes

Come and visit the Lakewood Library between May 1st - 31st to see a Photo Exhibition by Maria Malmström

Reception will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00-6:30PM


Thursday, November 01, 2018

At the December meeting of the Scandinavian Studies Program, Durand Peterson and Curt Westrom, chair and treasurer of the board, presented a $38,000 check to Jon O'Brian, director of the YMCA Onyahsa Camp, to renovate an existing building at the camp. The renovated building will be the "Scandinavian Studies Program Stuga" (stuga is Swedish for cottage). It will honor the local tradition of Scandinavian handcrafts, while serving as the center for the YMCA resident youth camp's craft activities. The building, which faces Chautauqua Lake, will incorporate Swedish architectural elements, re-use an extant building in an environmentally responsible manner, and will tie into the Camp's motif. Said O'Brian, "Thank you so very much for this very generous gift to our Fantastic Future funding initiative. It was a gift similar to this that started the camp back in 1897."

Camp Onyahsa serves about 160 meals at each serving over the summer, when 1,600 children enjoy the camp during the 9-week season. Camp Onyahsa has enjoyed the collaboration over the years with the Scandinavian Studies Program. Mr. Peterson and Mr. Westrom both expressed their excitement in being able to provide this long-term assistance to the youth at Camp Onyahsa. The Scandinavian Studies Program was started in 1986 and brought together the local Swedish organizations; such as Norden Club, Thule Lodge #127 VASA Order of America, Vikings Lodge IOV #65, American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Salvation Army, and several Lutheran churches. It sponsors several events each year, as well as the culture day program held at JCC the first Saturday of the month. For more information on the Scandinavian Studies Program, you may call Don Sandy at (716) 665-0883.

Summer 2019
Celebrate our Scandinavian Heritage, Volunteer for the Festival.
Winter 2018 Newsletter
Folk Festival, Lucia Pagent, Swedish Psalmodikon, Julmarknad, Arts and Crafts Stuga, Upcoming Events.
Summer 2018 Newsletter
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Thule Swedish Folk Dance Team Headed to Sweden, Fenton History Center, Folk Festival 2018,
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Scandinavian Folk Festival 2017, Norm Owen, Lucia, Fenton History Center, Thule Dance Team to Sweden, Julmarknad-Swedish Christmas Marke,Thule Lodge Vasa Park to be Sold.
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Norden Women’s Club, Walpugris Night, Internships, Lecture - Why is this Area Swedish?
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Swedish/Norwegian Folk Music Concert, Lucia Pageant, Jaerv - Swedish Band, Swedish Just for Fun, Camp ONYAHSA, Swedish Christmas Cookie Workshops.
Summer 2015 Newsletter
Scandinavian Folk Festival, Studies Program, Pippi Longstocking Contest, Internship Program.
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