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Zone 1 Meeting March 21, 2015

The Zone 1 meeting will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Agerhouse in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Agerhouse is located at 514 West Madison Street, Eau Claire. The meeting will go from 10am - 2pm. Please contact Zone 1 Director, David Hermundson, at or by calling 715-834-7556 if you plan to attend. The meeting is for all lodge officers or those who want to learn more about Sons of Norway and leadership roles.

The Waldemar Ager Association was formed in 1993 to save the Ager family home, which Waldemar Ager purchased in 1903. There, he and his wife, Gurolle, raised nine children, and in the study of this house, Ager wrote all seven of his novels. In addition to those seven novels, Ager published several collections of short stories about the lives and culture of Norwegians in America. Along with writing fiction, Ager published a Norwegian language weekly,  Reform, and traveled throughout the United States speaking in support of prohibition and of the preservation of Norwegian culture and language in America.

In 1962, Luther Hospital bought the Ager home, and its auxiliary group housed the Red Carpet resale shop there. In 1993, when Luther Hospital needed the space to expand its complex, it donated the house to the Waldemar Ager Association and then moved the home from its original spot on Chestnut Street to its current location at 514 W. Madison Street. Since that time, dedicated volunteers have restored the house to its early-1900's likeness.

The Ager House has been included on the National Register of Historic Places and also recognized as a Literary Landmark by the National Association of Friends of Public Libraries.