2024 Scandinavian Festival Heritage Conference

Date & Time: Friday May 24th. Speakers at 11 am and 12 pm.
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 other historical influences in Ephraim and the Sanpete Valley. The presentations are particularly
interesting for those with Scandinavian or other pioneer ancestors.
This is a great way to kick off the beginning of our festival!





At 11 a.m.  Michael Austin, Ph.D: “The Swedish Apostasy and the Founding of
Snow College: How a Group of Surley Swedes Got Mad and Left the Mormon
Church and Changed the Educational Landscape of Sanpete County Forever.”

At 12 p.m.  Mike Brenchley: “Ink to Memory: Highlights From Past Snow
College Yearbooks and Newspapers”

***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 mike@scandinavianfestival.org.


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