217Re: [maineswedishcolony] Harvard Magazine lists Swedish festival!
- Mar 1 2:52 AMOkay Bill, you're forgiven, how many people will be reading Harvard Magazine from up here?Debbie----- Original Message -----From: William DuncanSent: Friday, February 29, 2008 5:32 PMSubject: [maineswedishcolony] Harvard Magazine lists Swedish festival!
..."roughly 100 people of Swedish heritage"... ?
That was probably a misunderstanding from talking to me.
Think we'll have a huge influx of Harvard folks for Midsommar?
Oh well. As the bumper sticker says: "Welcome to Maine. Now go home."
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Nell Brown <nell_porter_ brown@harvard. edu>
> Date: February 29, 2008 5:11:23 PM EST
> To: <jhede@...>, <duncan@ainop. com>
> Subject: Harvard Magazine lists Swedish festival!
> Hi there,
> I talked to you awhile ago and wanted to send you the resulting
> article on
> the festival:
> http://harvardmagaz ine.com/2008/ 03/out-and- about.html
> It appears in the March-April paper issue. Here is your entry
> Maine Swedish Colony Midsommar
> June 20-22
> New Sweden, Maine
> geocities.com/ maineswedishcolo ny
> 207-896-5874 (for organizer Debbie Blanchette)
> This small, lively festival honors the summer solstice and Swedish
> in the far northeast corner of Maine through an enchanting Maypole
> (Majstång) dance in which children and adults dress in traditional
> hand out flowers, and decorate the pole, accompanied by guest
> musicians and
> professional folk dancers. On Saturday evening, everyone gathers
> for the
> smörgåsbord (advance tickets required), followed by dancing and a
> The Swedish colony, originally settled in 1870, reached its peak
> in the early 1900s; now, organizers say, roughly 100 people of Swedish
> heritage still live in the area. A museum with pioneer-day
> artifacts is also
> worth a look. The village is a 15-minute drive from New Brunswick
> (or you
> can fly to nearby Presque Isle from Bangor or Portland).
> Nell Porter Brown
> Assistant Editor, Harvard Magazine
> 7 Ware Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
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