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The Ringerike - Drammen Districts (R-DD) Lag invites emigrants and their descendants to join in preserving their cultural heritage in America. A bygdelag is an association of individuals who originate from the same district of Norway. This Lag is organized to serve people with family origins from communities in eastern Buskerud Fylke (county) in Norway including:

1. Ringerike......
    Ådal,
    Hønefoss,
    Norderhov
2. Hole
3. Modum
4. Øvre Eiker
5. Nedre Eiker
6. Drammen.....
    Bragernes,
    Strømso,
    Skoger
7. Lier
8. Røyken
9. Hurum

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2014 7-LAG STEVNE
July 17-19


ND State College of Science
Wahpeton, North Dakota
More information on registration, schedule, classes, tours is available by clicking on the 7-LAG Stevne link above.

Historically each bygd or rural community of Norway was somewhat isolated from neighboring communities such that their speech, dress, food customs and olther folkways developed with distinct geographic variations. It is this connection to ancestral home districts in Norway that immigrants remembered and wish to perpetuate through their Bygdelag organizations.

R-DD is one of around 30 active bygdelags. It holds an annual July Stevne meeting with 6 other lags and publishes a newsletter four times per year.

Develop a deeper connection with your roots and make new friends with the same interests;   Join the RDD Today! Membership year Jan 1-Dec 31; dues are $12 for 1 Year, $33 for 3 years or $50 for five years. Membership Form


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