Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge held its monthly event in Story City with the program “The Central Iowa Norwegians: Their First Fifty Years on the Iowa Prairie” by Arlen Twedt, historian, author and genealogist.


Twedt spoke about his new book, “The Central Iowa Norwegians, Volume 1,” published March 19, which is about Norwegian immigrants founding their first settlement southwest of Cambridge in June 1855 and a second colony east of Story City in June 1856.


The book covers from 1855 to 1880 and Volumes 2 and 3 will be published in 2018 and 2019.


Twedt is a descendant of two families who helped found the settlement east of Story City.


Sons of Norway Events are open to all interested in learning more about Scandinavian heritage and culture and guests are always welcome.