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Wendy Peterson Biorn

Wednesday Wonderings – Afternoons at ASI with Wendy Peterson Biorn

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday Wonderings – Afternoons at ASI

In this new ASI afternoon series, held the second Wednesday of each month in Paulson Hall, we invite artists, experts and other fascinating folk to share their stories, knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community.

Wednesday November 8 with Wendy Peterson Biorn.

Wendy is ASI’s 2016 Lilly Lorenzen Scholar who went to Sweden to gather information about 19th century Swedish farmsteads. She shares what she learned and how she is applying it to the historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead near Waconia, MN, where she works. Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg discovered Peterson’s journals at the Minnesota Historical Society, and used them as the basis for his famous Emigrants book series (later a movie with Max von Sydow), named the most influential set of books in Swedish history by the Swedish government.

Wednesday, December 13 with Richard Tellström.

Richard is a professor of Food History at Stockholm University and lecturer at Örebro University in Sweden where he teaches for the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science. Richard will be talking about “Swedish food culture from the Viking Age Present Day.” The talk provides a historical review of the storage management techniques, cooking techniques, every day food and festive food, regional variations and typical products from the different historical periods, with a focus on Swedish bread and immigration period 1850-1920.

Cost: 
FREE for ASI members. $10 non-member adult, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID;

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