The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Betty Strong Encounter Center announces its events

June 18th-23rd

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(SBA) - The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Betty Strong Encounter Center announces its events for the week of June 18—June 23.

In the Main Gallery an exhibit of artwork by Paula and Brian Damon opens on June 25 and will run until August 4.

 On Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 2:00pm, in the Betty Strong Encounter Center auditorium, the group Selskap will present a program of Scandinavian Love Songs. Songs of arranged marriages, May-December marriages and the story of mail order brides from Sioux City for the Norwegian bachelors in Lincoln County, South Dakota!

Selskap members include Tom Weisbecker – harmonica, mandolin, and guitar; Ron Johnson – the box and vocals; Barbara Sabella – guitar and vocals; and Bill Peterson – fiddle. They play every June at the Midsummer Celebration at Dalesburg Lutheran Church in Clay County, South Dakota. The Swedes there have been celebrating Midsummer since 1868 when the 1st Swedish settlers came there, many of them passing through Sioux City on the way west to claim land under the Homestead Act.