The community is invited to watch a historical theater performance that dives into immigrant history, according to a news release from Julie Bolos of the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Roger Hellesvig will share “An Immigrant’s Tale” Thursday, June 20, from noon to 1 p.m. He will transform into Norwegian immigrant Ole Oleson. Using Oleson’s trunk, he will take us back to the mid-1800s. Discover the difficult choices immigrants made in coming to America and the traditions from their homelands that they continue to celebrate. This story appeals to audiences of all ages, so bring the family.

In 1985, Hellesvig began to portray Oleson, his great-grandfather, at a living history museum in Shakopee, Minn. Since then, Roger has shared Ole’s story for schools, museums and Norwegian heritage events.

This "Lunch with the History People" event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 W. Michigan St.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or