2021 Scandinavian Festival Heritage Conference

Date & Time: Friday May 28th, speakers at 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Location: auditorium of the Snow College Huntsman Library, 150 E. College Ave.

The Scandinavian Festival Heritage Conference gives participants an opportunity to learn about Scandinavian, pioneer, and historical influences in Ephraim and the Sanpete Valley. The presentations are particularly interesting for those with Scandinavian or other pioneer ancestors.

This year the conference features two presentations that focus on the voices, images, and history of the people and places of Ephraim and the Sanpete Valley. This is a great way to kick off the beginning of our festival!

At 11 a.m. David Chapman Lindsay a Utah Artist will talk about a digital exhibition of Ephraim and Sanpete historical locations given voice by artists and historians. His presentation is titled: “Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience”

At 12 pm
. Ryan Roos, a western historian and rare book dealer, will speak about the life and photographs of George Edward Anderson, a prominent photographer in the 19th century and early 20th century who captured many historically significant images of people, places, and events in Ephraim and the Sanpete Valley. His talk is titled “The Lens of Madness: Photographer George Edward Anderson as Central Utah’s Greatest Historian”

***It’s a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket to the conference as the building can feel a little chilly to some people due to air conditioning***

The conference will be held on the campus of Snow College in the Huntsman Library Auditorium. There is no charge and advance registration is not required. For more information, contact Mike Brenchley at

To see information and video links of speakers for previous years –  click here


Snow College Social & Behavioral Science Division
Ephraim Historic Committee
Ephraim City
Granary Arts