Odd Lovoll to speak at historical society – new book on Norwegian newspapers

Norwegian Newspapers Program at Museum

St. Olaf College professor emeritus of history, Odd Lovoll will present a program and book signing at the Otter Tail County Historical Society on Thursday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. at the Museum in Fergus Falls.
Professor Lovoll new book Norwegian Newspapers in America: Connecting Norway and the New Land, is a comprehensive look at the Norwegian-language press in the United States. From 1847 to the present, more than 280 Norwegian-language papers were launched in cities ranging from MInneapolis to Fargo and Boston to Seattle. Lovoll’s bookt celebrates the tireless writers, editors and publishers whose efforts helped guide Norwegian immigrants on their path to becoming Norwegian Americans including the Fergus Falls newspaper the Ugeblad.
Professor Lovoll will be signing copies of the book before and after the program. Admission is free.
For more information call the Otter Tail County Historical Society at 218-736-6038.

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