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North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story in Cedar Falls

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story

Sept. 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Location: Cedar Falls Women's Club / 304 Clay St., Cedar Falls, Iowa

Vesterheim is teaming up with the Sons of Norway Solglimt Lodge #547 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Vesterheim members are invited!

Kate Martinson, retired Luther College professor and Vesterheim volunteer and trustee, will present North Sea to South Seas: The Norwegian Sugar Cane Story. 

A little known chapter of the Norwegian-American immigrant story is of the Norwegians who became owners and workers within the exploding sugar cane industry on the island of Kauai in the late nineteenth century. This presentation traces the push and pull factors of their move from the North Sea to the South Seas and the challenges those immigrants faced.

A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the program following at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free, but please help us plan with an RSVP by Sept. 18.

Contact to RSVP: Vesterheim Development Event Coordinator Karla Brown, kbrown@vesterheim.org, 563-382-9681 x 107


September 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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