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  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 25, 1880
    George Washington Birthday Party.

    Freja Society celebrated the birthday of George Washington on February 22nd with a well arranged supper in its hall on Chicago Ave. The food served by Rudolf Sylvan was excellent. The spiritual meal consisted of songs and speeches. The toast for Washington was proposed by P.S.Sundelius. Other speakers were Lange and Nyquist. ....

    Freja Society celebrated the birthday of George Washington on February 22nd with a well arranged supper in its hall on Chicago Ave. The food served by Rudolf Sylvan was excellent. ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a
  • Svenska Tribunen -- September 19, 1889
    Our Forefathers Day.

    Our Forefathers Day was celebrated last Saturday at Central Music Hall in a big way. When the Nordstjernan band opened with the"Festival Overture "every seat in the richly decorated hall was occupied by interested Swedes.

    The platform was nicely adorned with American and Swedish flags. The chairman for the evening, Lawyer N.N.Cronholm, opened the meeting and asked the Rev. C.A. Evald to read a prayer.

    Cronholm spoke thereafter in English. He mentioned the history of Sweden. "Here in America," he said,"Swedes are known for their industry, labor and quietness. One would never find among them any nihilists, anarchists, socialist, or other "1sts."

    Mayor Cregier said some nice things in regard to the Swedes good work in Chicago and of their doing their share to build up the city. The next speaker was the 2Rev. Herman Lindskog, followed by Editor J.A.Enander, who was the main speaker of the evening.

    Our Forefathers Day was celebrated last Saturday at Central Music Hall in a big way. When the Nordstjernan band opened with the"Festival Overture "every seat in the richly decorated hall ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a
  • Svenska Tribunen -- September 04, 1890
    Advertisement Our Forefather's Day

    will be celebrated

    at the

    CENTRAL MUSIC HALL

    Saturday, Sept. 6, 1890 at 8P.M.

    with an elaborate program of addresses, singing, recitation and music by J. A. Enander, N. N. Cronholm, O. G. Lange, P. A. Sundelius, John Ortengren the Professors Rydholm and Norman, Pastor Lindskog, Ernst Lindblom, and others. Nordsjernan Singing Society and Music Band, and Svithiod Male Chorus will also assist on the program.

    will be celebrated at the CENTRAL MUSIC HALL Saturday, Sept. 6, 1890 at 8P.M. with an elaborate program of addresses, singing, recitation and music by J. A. Enander, N. N. ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a, III A, II B 1 a, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- November 09, 1892
    Memorial Service

    Memorial services were held in St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church last Sunday, both morning and evening. This beautiful temple was decorated with white flowers and the pulpit with Swedish and American flags. The congregation, the oldest Swedish one in America, celebrated the day called All Saints Day, not only with a service in memory of the deceased martyrs and the faithful Christian witnesses, but also as a Reformation Feast in commemoration of the death of the hero king, Gustaf Adolf II, at the battlefield at Lutzen two hundred sixty years ago.

    The church was packed to the doors at both services. The rector, the Rev. Herman Lindskog, was the preacher and his sermons touched the hearts of his hearers as usual. Svithiod Singing Society sang during the evening service under the direction of Prof. T. Sjogvist and so did the regular church quartet. ...

    Memorial services were held in St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church last Sunday, both morning and evening. This beautiful temple was decorated with white flowers and the pulpit with Swedish and American ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 b, III B 3 a, III C
  • Svenska Tribunen -- July 26, 1893
    The Swede's Day and the Singing Festival

    The Swede's Day was celebrated on July 20th in combination with the Song Festival in Chicago, which was held on July 18th in Central Music Hall.

    Madam Caroline Ostberg, Prima Donna and C.F.Lundquist, tenor barytone, both from The Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, and basso Conrad Behrens appeared on the program together with a chorus consisting of the Swedish Glee Club, the Swithiod Singing Society, and Lyran Singing Society.

    The sun was clear and warm on Thursday morning, the Swede's Day, when five hundred singers from the American Union of Swedish Singers were gathered together in Chicago. Thousands of people jammed the streets either to participate in the parade or to get a position on the sidewalk from which to view the procession better.

    The Swedish societies in Chicago had gathered together as one man and put all their strength into presenting something unusual, something never seen in the 2city. The streets were filled by members of different Swedish organizations dressed in their various uniforms. The following served as marshalls for the parade: Robert Lindblom, L.F.Hussander, Sven Windrow, C.F.Corsell, and N.N. Cronholm. About 12,000 Swedes participated in the parade, which started from the Lake Front, and ended at the Fair, where the Grand Concert was held. Several addresses were made and the following telegram was sent to the Swedish King:

    "His Majesty King Oscar II, Stockholm, Sweden. - Fifty thousand Swedes celebrating the Swedish Day in Jackson Park, send their heartiest greetings." Fireworks ended the perfect day.

    Another concert was held on Friday at the Fair and the last one on Saturday afternoon. A banquet was arranged for the singers on Sunday at Brand's Hall. The singers also sang in Lincoln Park at the Linne' Monument, and at "Bellman-festival."

    Both The Swede's Day and The Grand Swedish Singing Festival was very well arranged and turned out to be a great success which will never be forgotten.

    The Swede's Day was celebrated on July 20th in combination with the Song Festival in Chicago, which was held on July 18th in Central Music Hall. Madam Caroline Ostberg, Prima ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a, II B 1 c 3, II B 1 a
  • Svenska Tribunen -- November 08, 1893
    Gusta Adolf Ii Festival

    Gustav Adolfs II's Festival was held in St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church and was well attended.

    The quartet of the church sang the 126th Psalm of David and Svithiod Singing Society sang: "Heroes, who are praying". Mrs. P. K. Carlson and Mr. E. Lindblom sang solos.

    The Rev. Herman Lindskog, Rector of the Church made a brief address concerning the merits of Gustav Adolf II as the hero of Protestantism but he also mentioned the progress of Catholicism in the United States, which, in pastor Lindskog's opinion was a danger. Svithiod sang: Silent Shadows. Pastor Lindskog pronounced the Benediction and the program ended with the singing of Martin Luther's well known hymn, 124 verse 4.

    Gustav Adolfs II's Festival was held in St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church and was well attended. The quartet of the church sang the 126th Psalm of David and Svithiod Singing Society ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a, III B 3 b, III C
  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 12, 1901
    Flag Day

    The American Flag Association, an organization founded in 1897 by nationalistic societies of all kinds, has sent a proclamation to the American people to decorate, the day after tomorrow, June 14, all public buildings, and as many individual houses as possible, with the American Flag.

    It is expected that civil authorities, teachers, and influential citizens will do their best to make this comparatively new holiday as widely and solemnly celebrated as possible, particularly since this Flag Day will be the first for the present century.

    The fourteenth of June is to be marked in this way, as our readers possibly know, because it was on the fourteenth of June, 1777, that Congress decided that the Flag of the United States should consist of thirteen alternate red and white stripes, and, in the left-hand corner (that is, in the upper corner nearest the staff), thirteen white stars on a blue field. Through a new Congressional resolution, dated the fourth of April, 1818, it was ordained 2that, beginning the next July 4, the Flag of the United States should consist of thirteen alternate red and white stripes, with twenty white stars in a blue field, and should always, after a new state had been received into the Union, add yet another star, the addition of this new star to be made on the July Fourth following the admission of the state. In accordance with this law, twenty-five new stars have since been added, and in all likelihood, within a few years, the total will be increased to forty-eight, since New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma also now seek to be received as states. Whether or not, later on, even Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines will be represented by additional stars on the flag is a question which we must needs leave to the future to answer.

    Whether or not Flag Day will be always celebrated as a national holiday is still said to be doubted. Many seem to think that three such holidays during the short time of five weeks--the thirtieth of May, the fourteenth of June, and the fourth of July--are almost too many, but on the other side it can be said that just at this time of the year, the most beautiful period of spring and early summer, the people not only have more time for, but even 3more need for, holiday celebrations. In any case, we hope that this year, everyone who can do so will on the proper day hoist the Star-Spangled Banner, and in his heart exult over the freedom, greatness, and power of which it now, more than ever, constitutes the beautiful symbol.

    Long may the Star-Spangled Banner wave over our homes and those of our children.

    The American Flag Association, an organization founded in 1897 by nationalistic societies of all kinds, has sent a proclamation to the American people to decorate, the day after tomorrow, June ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a
  • Svenska Tribunen -- July 10, 1901
    Linne Club

    The numerous members of the Linne Club celebrated the 4th of July in a patriotic manner, giving a great fireworks display in the evening. A more happy gathering cannot be imagined.

    The Club served a lobster dinner last Sunday .....

    The numerous members of the Linne Club celebrated the 4th of July in a patriotic manner, giving a great fireworks display in the evening. A more happy gathering cannot be ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a, II B 1 d
  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 25, 1902
    [Midsummer Holiday]

    The Swedish Societies Central Association held a successful Midsummer holiday last Sunday at Elliott's Park. The weather was fine and some 5,000 persons were present. Speeches, songs, and music were on the program.

    The Swedish Societies Central Association held a successful Midsummer holiday last Sunday at Elliott's Park. The weather was fine and some 5,000 persons were present. Speeches, songs, and music were ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a
  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 25, 1902
    [Midsummer Holiday]

    The Swedish National Society held its annual Midsummer holiday at Fox River Grove. Good music was furnished by Viking, Iduna, and Monitor Music clubs. Dr. A. Enander delivered a patriotic speech.

    Songs were presented by the Nordstjernan, Iduna, and Frihiof male choruses. Many participated in the races arranged. Miss Rakel Bonggren was crowned "Maybride". The festivity was attended by some 15,000 persons.

    The Swedish National Society held its annual Midsummer holiday at Fox River Grove. Good music was furnished by Viking, Iduna, and Monitor Music clubs. Dr. A. Enander delivered a patriotic ...

    Swedish
    III B 3 a