Tagged: Decorah

Nordic Fest, 50 years strong

Kari Heistad Minneapolis, Minn. Nordic Fest—an annual celebration of Norwegian-American culture in the small town of Decorah, Iowa—just had its 50th anniversary, July 28 through 30. In many ways, Nordic Fest is like any...

Norwegian heritage alive in Iowa

An excursion to Decorah’s Nordic Fest Donald V. Mehus New York For many people, the popular image of Iowa is that of the quintessential Midwest farming state, perhaps even that of the quintessential American...

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Honor heritage and traditions at the Nordic Marketplace and Luncheon By Helen Olberg, Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim Celebrate your Norwegian heritage and learn more about Norwegian traditions at the Nordic Marketplace and Luncheon hosted...

Textile Experts Teach New Traditions at Vesterheim

Textile experts are coming to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum this summer and fall to teach new techniques and share their twist on tradition through the museum’s folk-art education program. Whether you are a beginning or...

Celebrate Syttende Mai at Vesterheim Museum

Celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s “Constitution Day,” at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, on Saturday, May 15, with a children’s parade, Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, music and storytelling performances, gallery talks, food, and free admission to the museum...

Vesterheim Hires New Director of Development

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum announces the hiring of Arlan C. Quandahl of Monona, Iowa, as the museum’s new Director of Development Quandahl’s background is in market development, management, and sales. He also has worked in...