• Destination Stoughton

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    Name: Destination Stoughton
    Date: October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
    Event Description:

    Destination Stoughton- A Norwegian weekend of fun!

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    The “featured” event: The Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association's Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, October 27 from 9 AM – 2 PM. Their sale is held at the Stoughton Fire Department's Training Room, 401 East Main Street in Stoughton.

    On Friday, the Historic Depot and Museum is open from 9am-3:30pm, in the Chamber Office at 532 E. Main Street.  The original passenger train station built in 1913 will be open and available for tours.  A museum is in the back of the building, with original Mandt wagons on display.

    Downtwon businesses open both Friday and Saturday include Nordic Nook, 176 W. Main Street, which is celebrating their Anniversary Weekend with the Annual Blow-out Sweater Sale! Cheesers, 183 East Main Street, offers about 120 varieties of cheese and numerous Norwegian types. Cheesers is open Monday- Friday from 9-5:30 and Saturday from 9:00-4:30.

    Open both Friday and Saturday from 9:30-4:30 is Livsreise- Norwegian Heritage Center at 277 W. Main Street. There is free admission. They currently are hosting a unique exhibit of immigrant quilts entitled “Pieces of self: Identity and Norwegian American Quilts” On Saturday at they offer a free program from 1:00-2:00- “Where did you come from before you were Norwegian?” Speaker Craig Gjerde will lead us back about two million years and follow early man as he left Africa and moved into Asia and Europe.

    Saturday offers a variety of activities including the Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers: Community Building Activities at 320 North Street. There is Halloween Costume judging by the Dancers, ages 0-12, at 2:00 PM. The Dancers will be performing at the Community Building with trick or treating for the kids at 3:00 PM and at 4:00 PM,  The Dancers and Trick or Treaters will parade down to Main Street where they can continue to trick or treat at area businesses.

    Stoughton Historical Society, 324 South Page, will be open from 10:00-3:30. For a $2 donation, visit Stoughton's museum featuring displays including ever-changing Main Street, bunads, rosemaling, history of tobacco around Stoughton, various Norwegian collections, a fire truck, much more!
    Stoughton Chamber Activities include Downtown Trick or Treating from 3-5 PM. Stores participating in trick or treating will have a sign displayed. The costume contest is at 2 PM in the Community Building. Halloween Costume Contest- Open to your ages 0-12. Held in the Community Building.
    Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge is found at 317 South Page Street. Lefse making clinic from 9am-12noon. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for youth 12 years old and under. We prefer pre-registrations but will accept walk-ins that day if there is room! Reservations should be sent back by October 22 to Darlene Arneson, 2056 Skaalen Rd, Stoughton.
    Ending the weekend on Sunday in Cambridge, the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society offers a program at 12:00 Noon at the Amundson Community Center, 200 Spring Street, Cambridge. Join KPHS for a light luncheon and informational session about local genealogy resources. KPHS member, Dana Kelly, and Dane County Area Genealogical Society President, Bob Rettammel, will share information about genealogy resources available through their respective organizations. The program and luncheon are free.

    Downtown Stoughton
    Contact Information:
    Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
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