Wedding Exhibit to open June 25

Included in the exhibit: Regid Heddles, on loan from Joan and David Floren; Basket, cloth and band, and ale bowls on loan from Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, Iowa; scrutching knife, on loan from the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.

Program and exhibit on courtship and wedding traditions

 June 25 at Dassel History Center

The exhibit, Loves Labor: The Traditions of Courtship and Weddings, will open Sunday, June 25, with a wedding reception and program at 2:00 p.m. at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. There will be music, decorations, wedding cake and coffee. Ann Isaacson, and Shelly Nordtorp Madson will present a program about Scandinavian courtship and wedding traditions.

Isaacson is senior educator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She has an MA from the U of M College of Design with a focus on Scandinavian folk art. Nordtorp Madson is recently retired from University of St. Thomas where she was curator and instructor of art history for 22 years. She received a BA in 1977, an MA in 1980 and a PhD in 1990 all from the University of Minnesota. Both did post graduate work on Scandinavian courtship and wedding customs.

Included in the exhibit will be items on loan from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, and the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

Also exhibited will be wedding clothing, photographs and items that the DAHS has in its collection as well as pieces that other area residents have loaned the DAHS for the exhibit.

Loves Labor: The Traditions of Courtship and Weddings will be at the History Center through Labor Day, 2017.

There is no charge for the program or exhibit.




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