Tagged: Restauration

Reversing Cleng Peerson’s migration

Americans prepare to celebrate Norwegian-American history at Tysvær’s Midsummer Festival Molly Jones The Norwegian American Almost two centuries ago, 52 brave men, women, and children boarded the 54-foot sloop Restauration in Stavanger on July...

To the promised land

A tale of the first Norwegian emigration to the US By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly In May, storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen gave her performance titled “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” to...

Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land

Anne Elisebeth Skogen tells the story of the first Norwegian emigrants in her performance “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” “Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land” is a storytelling performance by Anne...

President Obama proclaims Leif Erikson Day 2009

Presidential Proclamation: Leif Erikson Day Oct. 9, 2009 On this day in 1825, the ship Restauration landed in New York City after sailing for 3 months from Stavanger, Norway. The 52 passengers aboard represented...

Landmark study for Norwegian-American Genealogy completed

MADISON, WISCONSIN – The Norwegian American Genealogical Center announces the completion of its publication, Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. The conclusion of this important resource, a significant addition to...