Cleng Peerson Commemoration

This year has been an important one for fans of Cleng Peerson, as 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of his death on the Clifton, TX, farm where he spent the last 10 years of his life.

To help mark the occasion, Thomas Mannes, a Sons of Norway member of the lodge in Haugesund, Norway has been restoring the farm. Also and he has retained the services of professional archaeologists and historians with the goal of obtaining a designation as a National Historic Site.

As part of the commemoration, more than 30 Norwegians, including the mayor of Tysvaer (Cleng Peerson’s birthplace) are traveling from Norway, next week, to attend this site’s grand opening to the public.  Also, the local Bosque Arts Center Theater will host the Norwegian Immigration play called The Uprooting, which was originally performed at the 2014 District One convention in Duluth, MN.

If you’d like to learn more about this commemoration, you can visit the official website of Cleng Peerson’s cabin, as well as the official site for the Bosque Arts Center .