Dr. Anne-Charlotte Harvey will being doing a program about Swedish immigration, with music, on Tuesday April 21 in Bishop Hill. Sponsored by the BHHA, this program is tentatively set for the Dairy Building at 410 North Erickson Street at 7 p.m. This will be an hour-long program with an intermission at the halfway point. More details will be released later.
Through her work as a professor of theatre, translator/dramaturge (with emphasis on the plays of Strindberg and Ibsen), actor and singer, lecturer and scholar, Dr. Harvey has brought Swedish and Swedish-American culture to the attention of the Americans. Over the years, she has performed in more than one hundred concerts and cultural programs in the United States, Canada, and Sweden, presenting Scandinavian folk songs, emigrant ballads, and dramatic material. She was awarded His Royal Majesty of Sweden’s Gold Medal (Eighth Degree with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim) in 1998 for her work for Swedish culture in the United States. Named Scandinavian-American of the Year in 2002 and recipient of the Hans Mattson Plaque in 2004, she is the immediate past Grand Cultural Director of the Swedish-American fraternal organization VASA Order of America and Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Swedish Council of America.