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Upcoming Conference Explores "Scandinavians in the Old West"

Submitted by Seth Sherwood on January 16, 2014 - 1:56pm

An upcoming conference held at California Lutheran University will explore how Scandinavia immigrants and their descendents played an important role in the development of West. Ryland Penta, a political student from UW who works with the department's Christine Ingebritsen, will use pictures and stories to discuss the "lasting legacy of civically active Scandinavians in Washington state." You can read more about the conference and the various topics that will be explored by reading the program, linked below.