|19TH CENTURY PROGRAMS
Keeping History Alive Through Inspirational Storytelling
Thanks for dropping by. My real name is Roger Hellesvig, but all my living history friends know me as Ole Oleson. I have been doing living history for over 37 years. 35 years ago I got involved in 1800 Rendezvous. Also 35 years ago I was made an honorary member of the Old West Society of Minnesota.
Living history brings history to life. It is my desire to inspire, motivate, and educate people to reflect on their personal history. I have seen many students get excited about history having attended a day in a one room school house or by immersing into the culture of the 19th century.
Being of Norwegian Ancestory, I personify a Norwegian immigrant in the various programs and events I participate in. It is alot of fun as I start getting people involved through lighthearted conversation, and then into an activity.
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