Category: Norway Near You

Miss Norway of Greater NY

Long-standing tradition continues in NY

Miss Norway of Greater NY enters its 63rd year Norwegian Immigration Association Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1954, a tradition began among Norwegian Americans living in Brooklyn. This was the inaugural year for the Miss Norway...

Nordic Heritage Museum

Saying farewell to a beloved building

Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum upgrades its space, but the old digs will be missed Eric Stavney Seattle After nearly 40 years, the Nordic Heritage Museum closed one set of doors after Yulefest last November....

Nordic Spirit Symposium: Thorunn Clausen

Vikings’ first contact

Meetings with Native Americans will be explored at CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles When the Norse first set foot on the rugged shores of northeastern Canada 1,000 years ago, it...

Vesterheim barneløp

Vesterheim to hold a barneløp ski/walk

Winter fun for kids Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Get outside and enjoy the winter at barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3 to 13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum...

Embassy

DC fifth graders learn about Norway

Waffles, heart ornaments, and chocolate sweeten the Embassy Adoption Program Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington is participating again this year in the popular Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership...

Polar Bear at Norwegian Arctic Evening

Ambassador Aas hosts an Arctic evening

Great food, icy melting cocktails, and a polar bear make for a memorable event Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. “Not your ordinary reception,” the invitation read. “Arctic Drinks/Arctic Seafood/Arctic Music.” The atmosphere at Arctic...

Three people sitting above the fjords.

It’s scholarship time

Get working on your applications for Sons of Norway Foundation grants for 2018 now Special Release Sons of Norway Foundation The Sons of Norway Foundation awards 25 scholarships to promising students each year. The...

Bridging Norways

Kai Robert Johansen’s recent visit to Norwegian America is a memory that will last a lifetime Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. The trees of northern Minnesota are on fire with gold and red leaves...

A group of people with Norwegian mountains in the background.

“Alt for Norge” and the Trump effect

Norwegian reality TV show benefits from some Americans’ newly elected desire to leave the US and return to their homeland Special Release O’Connor Casting Company Nationwide casting for season nine of Alt for Norge...