Ag Heritage Breakfast
This Saturday, March 10, the Museum of Ag Heritage breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. at the new Cambridge City Center. Cost is $7 for all you can eat. Enjoy eggs to order, pancakes, coffee, biscuits and gravy. Begin your weekend with friends and neighbors and take a look at the new Cambridge City Center.
Sons of Norway March Event
The March Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge’s event will be held on Monday, March 12, at the Community Center, 503 Elm Ave., Story City. The program will be “The Child Wanderers of Southern Norway,” presented by Marie Quanbeck. Families from poor mountain farms in Setesdal, Norway, and neighboring areas depended on the labor of their children to make ends meet, but not in the form of contribution to work on their home farms: throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, groups of children ranging in age from 7 to 15 years old would walk up to 20 Norwegian miles, or 124 miles, to seek summer employment on the larger, more prosperous farms in the area east of Kristiansand. The children would leave home in April, not returning until November. This continued until as late as 1910. In 1991, the last child wanderers still alive were interviewed, and in 2010, a movie based on these interviews was made. Social time is 6 p.m., with a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for members and $12 for guests. Sons of Norway events and dinners are open to all interested in learning more about Scandinavian heritage and culture and guests are always welcome. For reservations, call Shirley Frandson (515-733-4482) or Ingrid Place (515-292-7513) today (March 8).
Story County Genealogy Society meeting
The speaker at the March 12 meeting of Story County Genealogy will be SCGS member Mary Lohr. Mary will be speaking on “Keeping Genealogy Affordable.” The program starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., and is free and open to the public. The Society’s website is at www.storygenes.com.