Swedish Pioneers in Nebraska

4:00 p.m.
Saunders County Historical Society
240 N. Walnut Street
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
Janice Schliefert

Swedes and other Scandinavians began arriving in Omaha around 1846, according to the site Omaha History North. Before long, a section of the city became known as “Little Stockholm,” because of the number of Swedish immigrants.  Swedes then moved to other parts of the state. Two cities in Nebraska stake a claim to being the Swedish capital of the state.

Laureen Riedesel will present as part of the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau series.  Humanities Nebraska is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.