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Scandinavian Studies Program
       of Jamestown, New York

To broaden and strengthen our community's awareness and understanding
of it's Scandinavian heritage and culture by:
Sponsoring programs and activities that enhance understanding and appreciation of
Scandinavian culture and heritage, with particular emphasis
on activities and programs for our community's youth.

  • Monthly Scandinavian Culture Days feature seminars in crafts, language, and cooking for youth and adults.
  • The New Sweden '88 Festival celebrated the 35th anniversary of the first Swedes in America with concerts, dance, a smorgasbord, theatre, and displays.
  • The year-long Swedish Immigration Jubilee 1846-1996 included a cultural event each month.
  • Augustana Heritage Sesquicentennial Gathering attracted over 500 people to Chautauqua Institution in September 1998.
  • Performances by Swedish choirs, bands, and dancers have provided fine entertainment over the years.
  • An annual awards banquet recognizes area residents who have made significant contributions to perpetuate the mission of the Scandinavian Studies Program.

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