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Everything Scandinavian in Jamestown, New York, USA

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Scandinavian Studies Program
The Scandinavian Studies Program was established in 1986. It's purpose is to broaden and strengthen our community's awareness and understanding of it's
Scandinavian heritage and culture.
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Our 13th Annual Festival was held on
July 18, 19, 20, 2014


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Every Sunday at 3:00am & 7:00pm,
the "Swedish Hour" on WRFA-LP
(107.9 FM in Jamestown, NY, USA)
You Can Listen to it here at www.wrfalp.com.


14th Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival
July 17, 18, 19, 2015
Gerry Rodeo Grounds

Scandinavian Jamestown
Thule Lodge - Vasa Order of America - 4123 Pancake Hill Road, Bemus Point, NY
Ingjald Lodge - Independent Order Of Vikings - [website: iov65.com]
Norden Club
Norden Women's Club
American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
Lutheran Social Services - 715 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY - [website: lutheran-jamestown.org]
Fenton History & Genealogy Ctr - 67 Washington St, Jamestown, NY - [website: fentonhistorycenter.org]
Jamestown Swedes Website - [website: jamestownswedes.org]
Ecklof Bakery - 832 Foote Ave, Jamestown, NY - [website: ecklofbakery.com]
Peterson Farm - Fluvanna Ave Ext., Jamestown, NY
Scandinavian Resources - 430 Crossman St. Jamestown, NY
Jones 212 Bakery and Cafe - 212 Pine St, Jamestown, NY
Titan X - 2258 Allen St, Jamestown, NY - [website: titanx.com]
SKF - 402 Chandler St, Jamestown, NY
Wegman's Swedish Food Section - 945 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY - [website: wegmans.com]
Viking Chorus - More...
Thule Lodge Adult Swedish Folk Dance Team - More...
Thule Lodge Children's Swedish Folk Dance Team - More...
Svenska Spelmän - More...
First Lutheran Church - 120 Chandler St, Jamestown, NY - [website: firstlutheranjamestown.com]
Hessel Valley Lutheran Church - Brown Hill Rd Chandlers Vly, Jamestown, NY
Roger Tory Peterson Home and Institute - [website: rtpi.org]
Samuel Carlson Electrical Generating Plant - 136 Steele St, Jamestown, NY
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.