Danebod Folk Meeting History

Through the years. | Tyler, MN

Danish Folk Dancing in the Gym Hall - 2011

"Hygge" (a unique Danish word) is defined in Xenophobe's guide to the DANES as "the art of creating intimacy: a sense of comradeship, conviviality, and contentment rolled into one."

Experience "hygge" at the Danebod Folk Meeting.

Our days begin with singing and meaningful reflections.

The nine lectures are woven into the day together with singing, coffee times and meals, discussions and storytelling, socializing, and folk dancing.

Each year as people depart the campus, they remark they have just attended the "best" meeting ever.

In 2020 and 2021 the meeting was held in a virtual Zoom format.

Past Lecture Leaders Included

~ 2005 Former US Astronaut Ed Gibson

~2008 Former MN Associate Justice of MN Supreme Court, Paul Anderson

~2016 Regional Outreach Director for the Federal Reserve, Ron Wirtz

~2018 Minneapolis Police Chief, Medaria Arradondo

~2021 Climatologist. Mark Seeley

~2021 History Professor, William Green, Augsburg University

Recent Topics

~Global Warming

~The Lakota Way

~Democracy: Our Ever-Changing Electorate


~ELCA Malaria Campaign

~Mental Illness and Aggression in our Violence Prone Culture: What do we know?


~Artists of the Chicago Imagists

~Diabetes: Past, Present, Future

~Pollinators in Context - About Bees