Category: Norwegian Heritage

Nansen Lodge remembers Odd Nansen

Timothy Boyce talks about Nansen’s incredible diary from the Nazi concentration camps Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The curiosity of three entities converging is always a time to take notice, whether it occurs in the...

Norway’s top three vintage postcards

The stories behind travelers’ all-time favorite postcards to mail home from Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Despite texting and emailing, travelers still send postcards. Through the years, three Norwegian postcards have become venerable...

A polar hero, forgotten no more

Over 100 years after the historic expeditions, Amundsen’s cook finally gets his recognition Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway Over 150 years after his birth, Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm is finally being honored for his contributions to...

The calendar that once ruled Norway

Yardstick-like primstaver were the primary calendars of Scandinavia for centuries M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Before printing made almanacs and calendars everyday articles, Scandinavians used calendric devices made of wood, with lines or notches...

NACC leader honored with Nora Award

The prestigious award, named for Ibsen’s Nora, honors strong Norwegian women, and Inger Tallaksen, recently retired head of the NACC, has become its third recipient Michael Kleiner Philadelphia, Penn. The Norwegian American Chamber of...

When wanderlust runs in the family

One family’s story of immigrants to the US who later returned home to Norway Mette Biering Christiansen Red Wing, Minn. The majority of the immigrants to the U.S. from Norway up to about 1880...

Notable Norwegians: Walter Mondale

David Moe Walter F. Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota, on January 5, 1928, the son of a Methodist minister. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated with a B.A. Degree...