New: a calendar that can be sent as a greeting and a gift.
A beautiful Aroostook County Calendar combined with our new release: Acadia Of The Lands And Forests: Highlights of the CMA 2014.
This year's calendar once more captures nostalgic and beautiful scenery that can still be seen in Aroostook County – from an ivy-covered, abandoned house in spring to an old mowing machine and wind mill in winter and from a summer boating scene at sunset to farm horses in a freshly mown field in the fall. Stunning scenery from southern Aroostook to The Valley reflects the unique geography and way of life in this special corner of Maine. Includes a map of Aroostook marked to show where these beautiful locations can be found. Makes a great gift to be enjoyed for only three-and-a-half cents per day, all year long! Only $12.95!
In 1870, Swedish settlers flocked to far northern Maine to farm - creating a unique colony where the Swedish language is still spoken in the 21st century. But the few who speak Swedish are dwindling and the language likely will die out with the thirty or so, mostly older residents, who still speak Swedish today.
“Old Maine’s Swedish Farms,” features six residents of Maine’s Swedish Colony recounting their stories in Swedish of growing up on farms in the area while they are left to tell their tales.
From the April Fool’s Day jokes they played to the sadness they express over the disappearance of their farms, this film captures the lives of the Colony’s Swedish speakers during this fascinating chapter of Maine history. Interviews areconducted in Swedish by Scandinavian scholar, Dan Olson. Subtitles for the interviews are provided in English, while the beauty of the numerous dialects spoken by the last of the Swedish speakers are featured on the sound track.
A video clip from Old Maine Swdeish Farms featuring our own Jerry Nelson, one of the last Swedish speakers in the Colony:
Aroostook Calendar and Old Maine Swedish Farms DVD $29.95
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