The Scandinavian Festival Heritage Conference gives participants an opportunity to learn about and reflect on Scandinavian and pioneer influences in the lives of early settlers of Ephraim and the Sanpete Valley. The presentations are particularly interesting for those with Scandinavian or other pioneer ancestors. The conference this year features presentations focusing on the early musical history in Ephraim, the Sanpete Valley, and at Snow College (by Dr. Vance Larsen) and the Blackhawk War (by Richard Stevens).

The 2017 festival Heritage Conference takes place Friday May 26th with speakers at 10 a.m. (Dr. Larsen) and 11 a.m. (Richard Stevens) in the auditorium of the Snow College Huntsman Library, 150 E. College Ave.       ***It’s a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket as the building can feel a little chilly to some people due to air conditioning***

Please see the Speakers page for more information on our conference speakers

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