Category: Norwegian Heritage

A sweater being made in the Oleana factory.

“Norwegian Fairy-tale Couture”

Oleana celebrates a quarter century of beating the odds with high-quality clothing Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association The Vision In 1991, three veterans of the Norwegian textile industry, Signe Aarhus, Kolbjørn Valestrand,...

Einar and Eva Haugen.

Remembering Einar and Eva Haugen

François Grosjean Neuchatel, Switzerland My life as a bilingual—and researcher on bilingualism—would not have been the same had I not met, and become friends with, Einar and Eva Haugen. When I was preparing my...

Page from journal.

The Search for Thor: Introduction

by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Einar Jensen (1904-1941), was my great-uncle. He was a Norwegian banker and artist who died under mysterious circumstances during the Nazi occupation of Norway. I am writing a novel about...

A Viking warrior.

Who were the Vikings?

As science proves that some ancient warriors assumed to be men were actually women, Ted Birkedal provides an overview of historical evidence for real-life Lagerthas Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In the late 19th century...

The Seigkællane group of men ages 62 to 95.

Good will walking

Seigkællane is about more than you think George Hoyum Rockford, Minn. When you think of Seigkællane, what comes to mind? Those sticky little jellybean men made by Nidar in Norway? Or a Norwegian alternative...