Vasa Order District 12 GG Cultural Leader’s Seminar – Saturday Oct 18, 2014

This event is open ALL Vasa members.

October 18, 2014 (Saturday) – Biennial District Cultural Leader’s Event at Sveadal in Morgan Hill. CA.  Start 11 am until evening.  Light breakfast for those who stay overnight after the event.

The District 12 Golden Gate Chapter of the Vasa Order of America is holding its’ biennial Cultural Leader’s Seminar.   This is a fun and informative event which will focus on village life in Sweden around the time of the great exodus (roughly 1880s to mid-1920s), and then the migration.

We will talk about the change in naming practices (around mid-1880s Swedes had to choose a permanent last name – no longer shifting from generation to generation). We will have a presentation about the Swedes who ended up in the East Bay. We will ask for about 6 (or so) attendees to talk about their family’s immigration story and we will have a presentation on conducting an oral history (this is keeping with our District’s focus on getting and keeping this information).

A delicious meal will be prepared by Kay and Bob Beeson. We will have lunch as well. Cost is still TBD, but we will work to keep it down.
RSVP to either 415-577-4075 or Thanks!!