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Spelmansstämman – Celebrating Swedish and Hmong Music and Culture in 2024

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gammelgården Museum and Scandia Heritage Alliance join forces to offer a free family-friendly event featuring Swedish and Hmong folk music, dance, and other art forms – such as poetry and spoken word. There also will be Swedish and Hmong children’s history and art activities; an arts & crafts fair; artist demonstrations; and historic building tours. Both Swedish and Hmong food and beverages will be available for purchase.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Spelmansstämman is a long-standing Swedish folk music tradition based on outdoor gatherings (stämma) of Swedish fiddlers (spelman) to share music, friendship, and playing. At a traditional stämma, a small group of musicians stand in a circle and share tunes they have written. Gammelgården’s 33rd annual Spelmansstämman will feature multiple musicians performing throughout the day. If you are a fiddler, bring your own instrument and join the traditional sharing of tunes throughout the day!

Spelmansstämma was recognized as one of the best ten summer festivals in Minnesota by TravelMag.com. Read about it HERE.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Note: As musicians, dancers, and artists confirm participation, they will be added to the schedule below.)

Come for the full day – or part of the day. Following is the general schedule of events:

Family Activities 10:00 – 12:00

Historic Building Tours – Open with docents

Children’s Activities: Learn to milk a cow, wash clothes with a washboard, make a hay bale, and weave – Outside Historic Buildings

Outdoor Games – Museum Grounds

Swedish and Hmong Food for Sale.

  • Gammelgården is offering Swedish Meatballs, Salads (gluten-free and dairy-free options available), Desserts, Coffee, Cold Beverages, and Ice Cream Treats – Gazebo – Open All Day
  • Eggroll Queen is offering Eggrolls, Fried Rice, and Cold Beverages – Food Truck – Open All Day

Eggroll Queen – Food Truck

Artists and Crafters Vendors – Museum Grounds

Paint a Dala Horse Activity for All Ages – Museum Grounds

Do Scavenger Hunt & Get a Prize – Historic Buildings/Museum Grounds

 Music-on-a-String: Ross Sutter play Swedish songs, tunes, and hymns on the psalmodikon. Try the instrument yourself after the presentation! – Old Church

 Allspell Music Parade – Through Museum Grounds

Renee Vaughan and Friends – Immigrant House Grove

Ross Sutter – Immigrant House Grove

Learn to Play the One-String Dulcimer with Ross Sutter – Old Church

Buskspel – Informal time with musicians up close and personal – Outside Immigrant House and Backyard

 

Children’s Activities – Outside Historic Buildings

  Outdoor Games – Museum Grounds

Artists and Crafters Vendors – Museum Grounds

Fiddle Performances 2:30 – 3:30

2:30 – ASI Lilla Spelmanslaget – Outside Immigrant House

2:45 – ASI Spelmanns Lag – Outside Immigrant House

3:15 – Closing Allspel – Outside Immigrant House

 

Proceeds from the event support both Gammelgården Museum and Scandia Heritage Alliance.

 

If you have questions, call Gammelgården Museum at 651-433-5053 or Sue at Scandia Heritage Alliance at 651-233-0267.

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Gammelgarden Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073 United States
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Phone
6514335053

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Gammelgarden Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
6514335053