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Sat, Feb 11


Des Plaines

Chicago Torske Klub -- Ladies Day - Koshkonong Prairie

NACC Chicago is invited to attend the Chicago Torske Klub Ladies Day luncheon. Speakers are Connie Wiemer & Dana Kelly of the Koshkonong Prairie Woman's Historical Society. $35 by cash of check at the door. Reservation instructions on the Torske Klub web site,

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Chicago Torske Klub -- Ladies Day - Koshkonong Prairie

Time & Location

Feb 11, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Des Plaines, 495 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA

About the Event

The men of the Norwegian-American “Colony” have been meeting for a traditionally prepared codfish dinner since May of 1960.  Originally associated with the Sons of Norway, this independent organization still continues that tradition on the 2nd Saturday of the month between September and May (omitting the summer months). February is designated as Ladies Day, and all are invited to enjoy the cocktails, luncheon, speaker(s) and raffle. 

The menu  includes fresh cod, traditionally prepared, potatos, fresh vegetrable, and lefse nd rolls on the table, followed by dessert. Linie Aquavit is used to "skal to the fisken".  Cocktail hour (cash bar) precedes the luncheon, and a speaker and optional raffle follow.  A beef dinner can be optionally requested. 

The speakers this month are Connie Wiemer & Dana Kelly  of the Koshkonong Prairie Woman's Historical Society..Dana is a member of NACC Chicago through the Norwegian American Genealogy Center and Naeseth Library in Madison, WI. 

The meal is $35 payable at the door by cash of check made payable to the "Chicago Torske Klub"

Reservations are required by February 5 to ensure a order of fish. A late fee of $5 for late reservations. 

  • The reservation line is (847)886-4841 .  

Leave a message with reservations noting names, member number (NACC Members note NACC Membership) and number of reservataions and types of meal including yourself..

MORE details and directions are on the Torske Klub web site


Photo is from "Norwegian Spinning Wheels in the American Midwest" by Patricia Hilts. Published in Norwegian Textile Letter V.4, No. 1. November 1997. It shows Karen (Feggestad) Gyland of Stoughton Wisconsin, who made crocheted shawls and handspun blankets as heirlooms for each of her daughters. The photograph (ca. 1918) shows Mrs. Gyland at her spinning wheel. She immigrated to the Koshkonong Prairie in 1897. 


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