Above: Kittil Severson home.
Winneshiek County Historical Society and Decorah Genealogy Association invite the general public to their October program meeting Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Decorah Public Library.
The program will be about Highland Township and will be presented by Midge Kjome.
"There are so many stories that I was told as a child about the people of the township," Kjome says. "We traveled the gravel roads between Decorah and Spring Grove nearly every month, to visit aunts and uncles living in Minnesota. The routes were always chosen by Dad to reminisce about his childhood, and the stories related to events and people that I never knew except through my father's stories. The last thing we did together before his death was to take a ride through Highland Township ... There are always new stories surfacing. It is my hope that people from Highland Township, and descendants of that township, will want to come and share their stories as well."