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Norka Founders' Day
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Concordia University Bell Tower on the Campus Green
      The Volga German colony of Norka was founded on 15 August 1767, and for many years Norka's descendants celebrated the founding anniversary. It was called "Herrkommstag." Last year, this tradition was rekindled with over 150 people in attendance, so 2014 marks the second contemporary celebration of Norka Founders' Day!

The public is invited to attend.


Register by August 4, cost is $30.
Register after August 4, cost is $40.
Child (12 & younger), cost is $10.

Registration includes all programs and a boxed lunch.

To register & pay by credit card, call Sue Cotton at 503.493.6369.
To register & pay by check, print the Registration Form and mail it in with your check.
      [To qualify for the $30 rate, mailed checks must be postmarked by August 4.]

All events will be held in the Hagen Center on the campus of Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland, Oregon. The closest parking lot is at the corner of Holman St. & 27th St.
      [Directions & Campus Map]

Following is a tentative schedule for the day:
9:00-9:30 Welcome & Introductions
9:30-10:00 Session 1: Founding of Norka
10:00-10:30 Session 2: Religious Life in Norka
10:30-11:30 Session 3: Settlements in North & South America
11:30-Noon Session 4: 1941 Deportation: The Trek from Norka to Siberia
Noon-1:30 Lunch & Making New Friends
1:30-2:30 Session 5: Genealogical Research & The Norka Database
2:30-3:00 Session 6: Norka's German Origins
3:00-3:30 Session 7: Neu-Norka, Daughter Colony of Norka
3:30-4:00 Session 8: [Forth Coming]
4:00-4:30 Session 9: Wrap-up

Lunch is included with registration. If you have dietary restrictions, please make a note on your registration form, or let Sue know when you call.

Hotel: Special $89 rate is available at the Radisson Hotel, 6233 NE 78th Court, Portland, Oregon 97218 (3.5 miles from campus). To make a reservation, call 1-800-994-7878 and ask for the Concordia University rate.
Last updated 22 July 2014.