MIDSOMMAR Festival

When:
June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Crystal Lake Park District
RAIN OR SHINE
Did you know Crystal Lake has a large Swedish population? Explore our Swedish roots at this fun and educational festival of folklore! Activities include maypole decorating and raising, crown crafts, Swedish traditions, Scandinavian dance group, Swedish treats, CL Brewing and more!
Check out a special presentation on the Swedenbergers of Crystal Lake from Kurt Pearson, member of the Crystal Lake Historical Society. Kurt will cover the immigration story, historic maps and genealogy.
OUTSIDE PALMER HOUSE
11 AM-4 PM …… MAKE KRANS (FLOWER CROWN)
PLAY SWEDISH GAMES KUBB AND VARPA
ENJOY BEER TASTING WITH CL BREWING
EXPLORE SWEDENBERG SCRAPBOOK
11 AM – 12 PM …… MAYPOLE DECORATING
11:30 AM-12 PM …… ACCORDIAN PERFORMANCE BY LORINE
12 PM …… RAISE THE MAYPOLE!
12:30-1 PM …… LEIKARRINGEN HEIMHUG FOLK DANCERS
1:30 PM …… CL LIBRARY FOLK TALE STORYTIME
2-2:30 PM …… ACCORDIAN PERFORMANCE BY LORINE
3 PM …… CL LIBRARY FOLK TALE STORYTIME
INSIDE PALMER HOUSE
11 AM-4 PM …… ENJOY SWEDENBERG DISPLAYS
GENEALOGY
WWI
TEACHERS & STUDENTS
ARTIFACTS AND TREASURES
SAMPLE SWEDISH TREATS
SEE BELOW JOHN PEARSON PRESENTATIONS
11:10 AM …… WHO WERE THE CITIZENS OF SWEDENBERG?
11:40 AM …… THE IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE
1:30 PM …… SWEDISH NAMES
2:30 PM …… FOUNDING OF TWO SWEDISH CHURCHES
3:30 PM …… WHO WERE THE CITIZENS OF SWEDENBERG?
ENCORE

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