The Lost Ssons of Kansas
How the Swedes became Americans and invented ‘Swedish Americans
The lecture, which is illustrated by around 200 photos, looks at the Swedes who founded Lindsborg and brought Swedishness to the heart of the United States of America. The lecture looks at how the Swedish immigrants adopted English and slowly abandoned their first language yet kept their culture. The lecture investigates a cherished legend and explores an aspect of Swedish Americanism that is still in plain sight today. Nicholas has lectured on four continents and taken his version of the story of Lindsborg around the world. Now he is bringing it back ‘home’ to Lindsborg.