Norseland to celebrate Sesquicentennial June 21-22


The Norseland community will celebrate 150 years with two days of celebration June 21 and 22.

Tours of the area’s historic places, a parade, music, food, and fellowship are on tap for this special weekend.

Tours of Historic Sites (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) are planned for Saturday. Included are the Jens Annexstad blacksmith shop; the Tostenson brothers farm, the Norseland store, the District 6 schoolhouse and the community’s two churches.

Visit a typical farm of the early 1900s. The Tostenson Brothers Sesquicentennial farm, located in New Sweden Township near Norseland will welcome visitors.

The historic Norseland Store, recently closed, will be open. to visitors. View the authentic pressed tin ceiling, early cash register, light fixtures and more.

District 6 schoolhouse and the Norseland Boy Scout Camp will be open for visits.

The Scandian Grove Lutheran Church and the Norseland Lutheran Church will also have historic displays.

A 40-unit parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. and run between the community’s two churches.

The Minnesota “Over 60” Band will present a concert at the Scandian Grove Church Park following the parade. This is the band’s 55th season.

A Pork Chop Supper will be served at the Scandian Grove Lutheran Church Park 5-8 p.m.

A Talent Show is planned for 7 p.m. in the park.

The area’s history will be available in book form. Entitled Where the Big Woods Meets the Prairie, it will be on sale at the celebration’s welcome center at Anthony Feed Service