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Scary Scandinavian Stories in Bishop Hill

Scary Scandinavian Stories and Creatures program by Dr. Kimberly La Palm of Augustana College will begin at 7:30PM on October 25 at the Colony School in Bishop Hill, located at 405 W. Main Street in Bishop Hill, Illinois. This is a free program open to the public. Refreshments will be available following the program. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume or crazy hat/clothing.


Dr. La Palm spent her career focusing on Scandinavian folklore and literature. She holds a position as Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies at Augustana, which she has held for the past 2 years. She actively participates in the American-Scandinavian Association at Augustana.


The Vasa Order of America is a Swedish-American fraternal organization that promotes Nordic heritage and culture in the US and Canada. We welcome women and men over 14 years of age who are committed to the promotion and advancement of Nordic heritage and culture. For more information, contact Kathy Cuff at the Vasa National Archives 309-927-3898 or VasaArchivist@gmail.com