Oakland Swedish Heritage Center

Oakland’s Swedish Heritage Center turned 30 this year.

Oakland’s Swedish Heritage Center will feature Humanities Nebraska speaker David Marsh during a 1 p.m. program Sunday, Oct. 6.

During his presentation, “Music of the Germanic Lands,” Marsh will both sing and play Germanic traditional instruments and tell the history of the people who came to America. From the sailing songs of the North Sea to the yodel music of the Alps, Marsh draws on his experience of three years of living in Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in German. He sings folk songs and demonstrates the history of traditional German music on a variety of instruments, including the accordion, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and others. His audiences hear stories and songs, both in German and English, describing the history and culture of Germanic lands.

The program is free and open to the public. A freewill dinner will be served in the basement of the Swedish Heritage Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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