Lodge JOE-HARBOR No. 534
Vasa Order of America


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About Lodge JOE-HARBOR No. 534

Located in beautiful Southwest Michigan, Joe Harbor Lodge was chartered May 4th, 1929. We are a local lodge of the Vasa Order of America, a Fraternal Society originally established for the benefit of Swedish immigrants more than a century ago, but now dedicated to preserving and sharing our Swedish and Nordic culture and heritage.

We meet at Saron Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Michigan, at 4:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month (check the Calendar for changes). At our meetings, you will find an opportunity to socialize with fellow members of Nordic roots sharing common history and interests. Typical lodge activities include language lessons, singing, interesting cultural programs, service, dance, cultural trips, and enjoying wonderful food.

Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic,) and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture.

Explore the Departments in the left sidebar to find out more about our calendar of events and our activities. Follow the Links in the right sidebar to explore the structure or purpose of the Vasa Order of America, and view activities of other local lodges.

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