Tagged: Nordic Fest

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...

Karen Hankee earns her Gold Medal in Rosemaling

It’s took almost 30 years of rosemaling and plenty of patience, but Karen Hankee of rural Westby, WI finally earned her Vesterheim Gold Medal after compiling enough Blue Ribbon points during the Vesterheim Norwegian-American...

Artists win national woodworking contest

Mark Staples, Star Prairie, won a white ribbon in woodworking from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition.” Also, David Fowler, New Richmond, won an honorable mention award in woodworking...

120 years of history

A celebration of heritage By Tiffanie Davis Norwegian American Weekly This year marks 120 years of the Norwegian American Weekly, but we’re not the only ones making history! Over the last 120 years countless...

Nordic Fest at Vesterheim

DECORAH, Iowa— Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum will be bustling with activity during Decorah’s 43rd Annual Nordic Fest, which kicks off with opening ceremonies on Thursday evening, July 23, and runs through Saturday, July 25. Vesterheim...