From the Horse's mouth:
As this photo in front of the Scandinavian Center reminds us, SACHF has been "hitched" to California Lutheran University from the "giddy-up". The predecessor organization of SACHF began almost with the opening of the college in 1959 as a Cal Lutheran outreach to the surrounding Scandinavian community. From that start with a collection of books and some artifacts, SACHF expanded as a cultural center in the CLU library.
Many years later, CLU offered housing in the present multi-purpose Scandinavian Center at 26 Faculty Road on the campus.
From early on, SACHF has focused on our mission to "preserve and promote Scandinavian Heritage and Culture in the Southwestern United States for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations."
As a recent step of putting that into action, SACHF helped establish the CLU Scandinavian Student Club and continues to provide support. The current club president, Anna Liljas, succeeded past-president Katherine Reaves as a member of our SACHF Board of Directors.
From SACHF President
P.S.: Thanks for the E-News support from the SACHF Communications Team--Board members Richard Londgren and Eric Renn, and Fred Tonsing for the photos.