Velkommen Til Stoughton!:Syttende Mai !
"Syttende Mai" is Norwegian for the 17th of May, the date in 1814 that the Norwegian Constitution was signed granting Norway its own independence (from Denmark). Stoughton celebrates Syttende Mai on the weekend nearest May 17th (this year May 17th, 18th, 19th 2013) going back as far as 1868, when immigration of Scandinavians to this part of Wisconsin was reaching its peak. Take a look at a delightful, colorful, fun and delicious Syttende Mai gathering beginning with a friendly "home-coming" feast at the home of the Breckbills, 408 Oak Street, Stoughton. The gourmet spread accompanied by lively conversation was followed by a trek through the Southwest Historic District (on the National Register), onto a jammed and bustling Downtown Main Street including the spectacular fully renovated Stoughton Opera House. Meet the friends and family that enjoyed the Syttende Mai celebration including those that posed for their portraits and those that laughed and jumped for joy. Here's an up close look at lovely historic Stoughton including the Breckbill's circa 1909 Victorian home.Read More