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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraska Journey Stories, Immigrant Experience, & Westward Expansion

Speaker: Dawn Nielsen and John Mark Nielsen

Voices from the New Land: Danish Immigration to Nebraska

Danish immigration to Nebraska is explored through dramatic readings from immigrant letters, journals and diaries, as well as slides of old photographs, drawings and scenes of present-day Denmark and Nebraska. The presentation focuses on the stories of individuals—what motivated them to emigrate, how they struggled with the land and faced the hardships of drought and the deaths of loved ones. The Nielsens describe how immigrants experienced the joys of community and the satisfaction of realizing their dreams.

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