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Solvang Movie Memories

Start Date:
January 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
End Date:
January 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
CA United States

Memories of five decades of Solvang events will be presented in film clips at Elverhoj Museum of History and Art on Saturday January 11 at 4:30 pm. The excerpts are edited from the personal collection of local resident and documentarian Dean Klitgaard. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.

During the 60s Klitgaard was a reporter and director of the KCOY-TV evening news and often spent weekends shooting scenes of Solvang to be featured the following week. According to Klitgaard, “the newscast would always end with a clip from Solvang to leave viewers with something happy.”

A brief history of television in the valley will be followed by a variety of clips narrated by Klitgaard. Scenes will range from special events including Danish Days and Christmas parades through the years, to small town activities such as the inaugural voyage of the streetcar built by Axel Nielsen to transport residents of the Lutheran Home (now Atterdag Village) to Nielsen’s Market for their weekly grocery shopping. Light refreshments will be served and there will time for discussion and questions during the screening.

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