BEMUS POINT - The Thule Lodge is the Swedish organization in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area, organized 105 years ago. At the time the Swedish people were emigrating to the United States, a fraternal organization was formed to help each other. More than 100 years ago, four out of seven people in Jamestown were Swedish, working in furniture factories, clothing mills and the lumber business. Jamestown to this day is still known for the Swedish heritage which helped the city to grow. Thule Lodge continues to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities, along with the Scandinavian Studies program at the Jamestown Community College and the annual three-day Scandinavian Festival in the summer.