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American/Danish freindship. 100 years jubilee 4 July 2012

Posted by Torben Pedersen on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Not fare from the place where we live,,,(about 22 km North from here) There is a place called Rebild National Park. The last 99 years American and Danish family and freinds have meet each other here. This year the meeting has 100 years jubilee.

In the park there is a little American place,with a cottage called Lincoln Museum. In the museum you can see things....letters - pictures an so on, from the early time, when many Danish people travelled to America, to find the happiness, and a good way to live. - Many of them didn`t know, how hard the start in America would be.

Just beside the Lincoln Museum, there is a hunting and Folk Music museum.

I write this, cause maybe some of you with Danish genealogisal table would like to wisit www.rebildfesten.dk  Here you can read more about the jubilee, and the National Park and American/Danish freindship Society.



5 comments on “American/Danish freindship. 100 years jubilee 4 July 2012”

kevinwholmes Says:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @4:29:56 PM

The choral group I sang with years ago in Connecticut went and performed. I couldn't afford the trip; would have liked to have visited Denmark.

My background is British and my wife's is Swedish, but we're both native to the USA. Would love to visit that area, including Denmark... in the summer! I'm fascinated by the interest in the banjo over there too.

Torben Pedersen Says:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @2:17:58 AM

Hi Kevin. Fantastic so far away from each other...and then so near. - Yes its expensive to travel cross the sea....cause when you have done it, you will like to be there for a while - But my Wife and I, mean we can remember the choral group from Connecticut, from the PR. we have never been there ourselves, but my little brother visit Rebildfesten every year.
When our two daughters were small, we travelled many times to Sweden. We love the country very much. We slept in tent, so it was a good way, to have a good and cheap holiday, with our children.
In 2000 we take a trip England - Scotland and Wales. - Last year we visit the Southern of England - This year we`ll go to Ireland. _ We really enjoyed our travel in those countries.
If you and your wife travel in this area, you`ll be welcome to give us a call. We alwayes have a "cup of coffee/tea on the pot". You can find the phone number, on our web site.
PS: In Denmark not many playes the 5 strings banjo, so I`m very happy to "talk" with people on BHO, with the same interest.

kevinwholmes Says:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @3:51:18 AM

:-)

yopasjim Says:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @6:56:49 AM

Since being on BHO I think my world geography skills have gotten much better. For example, today on GOOGLE MAPS I looked up where Torben lives to see where in Denmark he lives. THat was pretty fun! I would love to visit Denmark someday. And so would my wife and son. My son loves LEGOS!

Torben Pedersen Says:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @4:26:36 PM

Yes BHO is good for many things. I must also look at a map, when I shall see, where the states in USA are placed. - we get wiser and wiser to visit BHO...Not only about banjo`s and playing. - You and your family will be very welcome in Denmark, . - If you go to Lego world in Billund, you can easily use a whole day there.
When the times come....you`re welcome to let us know.

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