The Story of Hans Fykerud

  • May 24, 2018 to October 27, 2018
  • Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center
  • Surrounding
  • 277 W. Main St.
  • Stoughton, WI 53589
  • Phone: (608) 873-7567

In case you missed visiting Livereise during the Syteende Mai festival you can still stop by over the coming months to see this special exhibit:


Hans Fykerud was born on November 20, 1862 in Sauerrad, Telemark Norway and grew up there. In 1892 he immigrated to the United States and came to Stoughton, Wisconsin. In 1894 he married Aasne Knudsdatter “Lizzie/Elisa” Vesterdahl, who was also born in Telemark County. Hans and his well-known brother Lars, were both accomplished Hardanger fiddle players. Hans was also a local businessman, owner of a popular tavern in Stoughton, located not too far from the Stoughton railroad station. We recently received his fiddle case as a gift from his grandson Charles McKinney. There is much more to tell about Hans. Visit Livsreise and find out the "rest of the story" and see the case for yourself!

  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Free