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ONLINE: Iver Kalnes and the Leif Erikson Movement
February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our speaker, Ron Larson (grandson of Iver), graduated from Luther College in 1976, majoring in history. He received his Master of Library Science from the UW School of Library and Information Studies in 1978. He was the library director and researcher for the Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times from 1978–2008, and then the newspaper and periodicals librarian for the Wisconsin Historical Society from 2009 until his retirement in 2017. Throughout his career Larson has written several books, including a collaboration of his grandfather’s newspaper columns titled “Little Visits” with a Journal Reporter. He continues to work with the Wisconsin Historical Society, currently serving on their National Digital Newspaper Program selection committee. He is also currently a volunteer at Livsreise, a Norwegian Heritage Center in Stoughton, Wisconsin. A McFarland, Wisconsin native and local historian, Larson served on the McFarland Historical Societies Board of Directors for 15 years, including nine years as president.
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