Traveling exhibit at Denver Public Library

The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado and
The Denver Public Library presents
Peter Bergstrom: Swedish Immigrant Worker and Entrepreneur,
a traveling exhibit on display from
March 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016

Denver Public Library
10 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO
5th Floor, Genealogy and Western History

peterbergstromCome visit Peter Bergstrom: Swedish Immigrant Worker and Entrepreneur, a traveling exhibit about a Swedish immigrant’s pursuit of the American Dream as told through letters written to a pen pal in Sweden. Through several photographs and letters that were sent back to Sweden, one can experience Peter Bergstrom’s colorful trail through America. It portrays his ability to become a jack-of-all-trades, his family life and trials, and his determination to succeed

The exhibit grew out of a classroom project of Dr. Joy Lintelman’s Scandinavian Immigration course at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Dr. Lintelman discovered a collection of letters written by Peter Bergstrom at the Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö, Sweden. Lintelman incorporated the letters into her class and supervised the students’ research as they turned it all into a website.

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County staff worked with Lintelman and her assistant, Jenny Battcher, to turn the research into the exhibit. This exhibit was supported in part by the Swedish American Council and the Swedish Cultural Heritage Society of the Red River Valley.

This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.