Grant Stories

Telge Glima $7,500 to Norsk Høstfest Association

Grant awarded to Norsk Høstfest Association to assist in the promotion of the Viking Village during Høstfest. Telge Glima is a Swedish group that demonstrates Viking and Midevil era games and combat. The group performed a month prior to Høstfest at the Scandinavian Heritage Park and at various schools and businesses throughout the community. The reception to the gentlemen from Sweden was outstanding and their interaction with young people was a great demonstration of HHF values.

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The HHF issued the grant because Viking Village is a principle part of Høstfest demonstrating another aspect of our Scandinavian heritage and attracting a new audience to Hostfest and the Scandinavian Heritage Park.

2014 Norsk Høstfest $250,000 to Norsk Høstfest Association

Grant awarded to Norsk Høstfest Association in support of non-sponsored educational and cultural events and performances at the 2014 festival. In addition, funding was also given to offset the capital expenses for replacement of destroyed equipment and supplies lost in the 2011 flood. Through this grant award, the HHF has directly assisted Høstfest’s mission and demonstrated its own capacity to preserve Scandinavian heritage and culture.

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