Scandinavian Stabbur

The Scandinavian Stabbur was built in 1993 as a tribute to Scandinavian immigrants from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland who settled in southwest North Dakota. The Scandinavian Stabbur is maintained and supported in part through the efforts of the local Scandinavian heritage organization.

A typical stabbur, following traditional and ancient practices, would look similar to this.  This particular one was based on Norwegian construction techniques. A stubbar consists of a main, cube-shaped room for storing food (usually grain).  It was topped by a slightly larger room used for storage of food (fruits and vegetables), furniture, spare living quarters, or for smoking meat.

The interior of the second floor of the stabbur where the local Scandinavian heritage organization has objects related to their heritage on exhibit.

This particular stabbur was purchased in Park Rapids, Minnesota, disassembled, shipped to Dickinson, and put back together on site in Prairie Outpost Park.  The logs were originally from Yellowstone National Park.

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