• Destination Stoughton

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    Name: Destination Stoughton
    Date: October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
    Event Description:
    Destination Stoughton- A Norwegian weekend of fun! October 27-29, 2017 Details on all of the events and activities will be continuously updated on the Chamber website www.stoughtonwi.com --------------------------------------------------- Our “featured” event: The Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association's Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, October 28 from 9 AM – 2 PM. This is your opportunity to purchase rosemaled items and learn more about this group’s activities, classes, competitions and sales. Location: Stoughton Fire Department's Training Room, 401 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI And also happening that weekend in Stoughton: Friday, October 27-  Nordic Nook - 176 W. Main Street. Nordic Nook is your single source for fine Scandinavian gifts and apparel. Open from 10am-5pm  Historic Depot and Museum Open 9am-3:30pm, 532 E. Main Street. The original passenger train station built in 1913 will be open and available for tours. A museum is in the building, with original Mandt wagons on display. Sons of Norway- 317 South Page Street – Movie Night- Showing Max Manus: Man of War. The movie runs from 7:00-9:00 PM. Free admission! Snacks available.  Livsreise- Norwegian Heritage Center- 277 W. Main Street. Open from 9:30-4:30. Free admission. We currently are hosting a unique exhibit of immigrant quilts entitled “Pieces of self: Identity and Norwegian American Quilts” This exhibit is on loan to Livsreise from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center in Decorah, Iowa.  Stoughton Opera House- 381 E. Main Street. An Evening with Junior Brown at 7:30. More information can be found at www.stoughtonoperahouse.com under the events listing. Cheesers- (Downtown on Main Street), 183 East Main Street offers about 120 varieties of cheese with approximately 75% of them available for sampling. Cheesers is open Monday- Friday from 9-5:30. Phone- 608-873-1777 or visit www.cheesers. Enjoy Cheese samples and Door County Coffee. Saturday, October 28-  Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association’s Holiday Bazaar- 9 am to 2 pm at the Stoughton Fire Department Training Room, 401 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI.  Livsreise- Norwegian Heritage Center- 277 W. Main Street. Open from 9:30-4:30. Free admission. We currently are hosting a unique exhibit of immigrant quilts entitled “Pieces of self: Identity and Norwegian American Quilts” This exhibit is on loan to Livsreise from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center in Decorah, Iowa.  Cheesers- (Downtown on Main Street), 183 East Main Street offers about 120 varieties of cheese with approximately 75% of them available for sampling. Enjoy Cheese samples and Door County Coffee. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque Soup served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Nordic Nook - 176 W. Main Street. Nordic Nook is your single source for fine Scandinavian gifts and apparel. Open from 10am-5pm  Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers: Community Building Activities- 320 North Street 2:00 pm Halloween Costume judging by the Dancers, ages 0-12, at the Community Building. 3:00pm. The Dancers will be performing at the Community Building with trick or treating for the kids. 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: 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.  Stoughton Opera House- 381 E. Main Street. –Jeff Daniels and Ben Daniels Band at 7:30 PM. More information can be found at www.stoughtonoperahouse.com under the events listing.  Sons of Norway – 317 South Page Street. The building will be open from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Cookbook sales, dragon t-shirts, and a variety of Norwegian and American baked goods including lefse, donuts will be sold. Treats for youth offered during the day. Heart shaped waffles and wieners, chips, pop and coffee. View our Mandt Lodge History books and information about our other Stoughton Norwegian Summit Group partners. Movies shown throughout the day downstairs. The schedule is: 8:45- Christmas in Norway (55 minutes); 9:45- The Hjemkost of Robert Asp (30 minutes); 10:15-Siblings are Forever- Part 1 (75 minutes); 11:30- Siblings are Forever – Part 2 (75 minutes); 12:45- The Falun (50 minutes). Hardanger Embroidery: Come see the traditional Norwegian embroidery on display from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Oct. 25. There will also be Hardanger pieces for sale! Sunday, October 29-  Nordic Nook- Nordic Nook - 176 W. Main Street. Nordic Nook is your single source for fine Scandinavian gifts and apparel. Open from 12noon-4:00 PM  Cheesers- (Downtown on Main Street), 183 East Main Street offers about 120 varieties of cheese with approximately 75% of them available for sampling. Enjoy Cheese samples and Door County Coffee. ? Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society- Christiana Township Hall, 773 Koshkonong Road, Cambridge. Noon. Free admission. "A Blind Man on the Prairie." Join KPHS for a complimentary luncheon followed by a program presented by long time KPHS member Richard Moen. Mr. Moen will present the amazing life story of Henry Hendrickson, a blind Norwegian immigrant pioneer raised on the Koshkonong Prairie who became a successful businessman and author.
    Location:
    Downtown Stoughton, Wisconsin
    Date/Time Information:
    October 27-29, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Tracy Zeichert
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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