Herbjørn Gausta- "Artist from Telemark"Name: Herbjørn Gausta- "Artist from Telemark"Date: August 18, 2018Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDTEvent Description:Born on June 16, 1854 on the Gausta farm in Vestfjørddalen, Telemark, Norway, Herbjørn Nilsen Gausta immigrated with his family to America at age twelve. He settled with his parents and four sisters on a farm hear Harmony, Minnesota. Gausta entered a training program for parochial school teachers at Luther College in 1872, but left for Norway three years later on a stipend provided by the Decorah community under the leadership of U.V. Koren. Throughout the late 1800s, Gausta traveled between Norway and the Upper Midwest, painting portraits of prominent Norwegian-American individuals, religious works, and genre scenes depicting life in the two regions. Elaine Nordlie, a long- time member of Telelag, an organization for those whose ancestors immigrated from Telemark has researched this artist and will tell the audience more about his life and career.
Coffee Break Festival and Cup O' Joe All Wheels Show!
August 18, 9am-3pm, Mandt Park
Enjoy the 21st annual celebration of Stoughton's claim to have invented the coffee break! Sample coffee, see the Cup O' Joe All-Wheels Show, shop the arts and crafts fair, try your skill at the bean spitting contest, and more! The Viking Booster 5k Trek happens at Mandt Park that day too. Fun for all and free to attend. Coffee sampling requires the purchase of a coffee mug.