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Friends of Karl Oskar House invite public to attend April 9 annual meeting

            If you are interested in local history, the Friends of the Karl Oskar House invite you to hear featured speaker David Elfstrand at their annual meeting Saturday, April 9, at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St., Chisago City. MN

            The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with FIKA (Swedish for coffee and a snack) and entertainment by the Nya Duvemåla Folkmusiklag. Following a brief business meeting, David Elfstrand will share remembrances of growing up on Newell Avenue in Lindstrom in the 1940s and 1950s when his father was the local pharmacist. Elfstrand went on to found Odin Imports.

            The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in local history. Contact for more information.

David Elfstrand serving lutefisk at Gammelgarden

Watch for the spring reopening of the Karl Oskar House in May 2022. We are open for guests each Sunday from 1-4pm. Tours and visits may be scheduled by contacting the

NORDIC FOLK MUSIC JAM UNDER THE ASTRAKHAN APPLE TREE, June 5, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm at Karl Oskar House/Nya Duvemåla, Ki Chi Saga Park, 29101 Glader Blvd, Lindström, MN.Last Summer we held a well appreciated jam at Nya Duvemåla. We are planning two jam sessions this year. The first on June 5 and the second on September 25.The leader will be Eric Platt, and a play list will be distributed later.All are welcome and please bring fellow musicians who play Nordic folk music and supporters.If you are interested to see and hear more, here is a one hour video from last summer’s jam: questions, please send email to:

Full summer music schedule to follow.   

If you or someone you know would like to demonstrate heritage crafts or talents over the summer, please contact the email friendsofkarlosarhouse@friendsofkarloskarhousegmail-com

Watch for KUBB game Sundays during our time the summer.

MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION: Claire Colberg, one of the Karl Oskar Ambassador candidates is organizing a Midsummer Celebration for us at the Karl Oskar House on Sunday, June 26th at 1pm. More info will be coming on that celebration.

Local Musicians; “Nya Duvemåla Folkmusiklag” performing summer 2021