Swedish Pioneers in Nebraska
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.