Swedish Almanac at Gammelgarden Museum

Hand bound with leather, this book contains the annual Swedish Almanac from 1838- 1856. The almanac was the primary resource for farmers being published annually with moon phases ( important for planting crops), daily Bible readings, Name day listings and new laws passed by the Riksdag (legislature). Publishing an annual almanac for the farmer class also indicates the high level of literacy in Sweden; in fact, Swedish Immigrants had the highest literacy level of all immigrant groups. Public education began in 1842 in Swedish parishes.

This volume was found in 1935 in the Scandia area between logs of an 8'x10' cabin.

Donated in 1989 by Carl O. Larson

Swedish Almanac at Gammelgarden Museum

Photos by:Carol Seefeldt Photography