Happy Founder's Day!

Happy Founder's Day!
This is the image for the news article titled Happy Founder's Day!It was deaf-education pioneer Lars M. Larson who first planted the school's historic roots in 1885. Using their own funds, Lars and his wife Belle began teaching deaf students in a small adobe house in Santa Fe on November 10, 1885. The deaf couple dreamed of establishing a permanent place where deaf and hard of hearing children could receive a quality education. In the 133 years since, NMSD has been making a difference in the lives of deaf children and their families.

To honor Lars and Belle and Founder’s Day this week, students and staff researched Norway, where Lars’s parents emigrated from, and participated in many fun activities such as playing a Norwegian game called KUBB, baked Fyrstekake (Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Tarts), creating a banner dedicated to Lars and Belle using historic photos of them and the first class at NMSD, visited the NMSD Museum to view many artifacts from the time when Lars was superintendent and were treated to an authentic Norwegian meal during lunchtime that included a sample of lefse (flatbread) and Jarlsberg cheese, kjottkaker (meatballs). Kumla (potato dumplings, gronnertestuing (creamed peas), rye bread and kanelboller (cinnamon thumb cookies). We are all so grateful to Lars and Belle for opening NMSD.

To view historical photos of NMSD visit our Facebook page here.

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