7-Lag Stevne

Each July the Hadeland Lag joins six other bygdelags in hosting a joint multi-day gathering called the Seven-Lag Stevne (in Norwegian, 'stev-neh'):    

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Oppland County Land & Toten
Buskerud County Ringerike-Drammen & Sigdal
Buskerud and Vestfold Counties Numedal-Kongsberg
Telemark County  Telelaget represents all kommunes in Telemark


The stevne schedule includes:

  • Genealogy   Genealogists from the 7 Lags bring all of their materials to the stevne. Members can utilize each lag's extensive collections of print, microfilm and computerized resources. Each lag has knowledgeable genealogists available to assist you with your "genea-snooping." In addition, genealogy classes offer guidance to both novice and experienced researchers.

  • Culture  Class sessions cover a broad range of historical topics and may also include instruction in traditional handcrafts like rosemaling, hardanger, and lefse making. Performers from Norway are often invited to entertain at the Stevne.  In addition, talented American entertainers contribute to the Norwegian-themed festivities.

  • Tours Group tours of points of interest in the geographical area of the stevne are scheduled.

  • Marketplace Exhibitors offer a wide variety of one-of-a-kind Scandinavian crafts, books, and apparel for sale.

  • Member Meeting  Usually held on Saturday, each lag conducts a meeting of its members and has the option of planning an afternoon activity. Issues of interest and concern are discussed at the Hadeland Lag's morning business meeting. A presentation, lunch and group activity round out this special "Hadelending time."

  • Banquet The Stevne concludes with a banquet.  Members who own bunads (the traditional dress of Norway) show off their finest in the 7-Lag Bunad Parade.  Entertainment caps off this special gathering!

Stevner are often held on college campuses.  Lodging in the college dorms and on-campus meal tickets are available at an extremely reasonable (some might even say dirt cheap!) price.


2017 Stevne

Stevne Summaries

2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005


2003   2002


Links to Text Summaries
by decade



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