Category: Norway Near You

Camano Island

Tracing European settlement of this Puget Sound community uncovers Nordic roots Solveig Lee Mount Vernon, Wash. The Camano Island Historic Sites presented a two-day “Camano Island Historic Sites Tour” on March 25-26, 2017. The...

Ready, set, go for the 17th of May

Brooklyn gears up for Norway’s big holiday Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The Salty Dog is the place where we kicked off the 17th of May celebrations in Brooklyn with a fundraiser. It is partially...

A mighty Roar

Highlights from an interesting life recounted at a Conway Sons of Norway meeting Solveig Lee Mount Vernon, Wash. Sons of Norway Abel Lodge in Conway, Wash., was honored to present Roar Irgens as speaker...

Honoring the past & celebrating the present

Seattle and Bergen mark 50 years of friendship with Sister City Golden Jubilee Special Release Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association On September 11, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower convened his White House Conference on citizen...

Big Easy NCA makes jazzy new start

Faced with closure, the New Orleans Seamen’s Church becomes Scandinavian Jazz Church Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. After serving seafaring Scandinavians for 110 years, the New Orleans Norwegian Seamen’s Church is now the Scandinavian...

Spring returning

The annual celebration of Fastelavn means longer days are just around the corner Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Walking into Fastelavn 2017, organized by the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, the delightful room reminded all of...

Nordic Voices sing an uplifting concert

Singers from Norway channel Neil Young to tell us “everything’s gonna be alright” Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The candlelight sanctuary of the Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington’s Georgetown was the setting for...