Barneblad: What’s out of place at Eidsvoll in 1814?

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On May 17, 1814, 11 men from all over Norway met in the assembly in the manor house at Eidsvoll to sign Norway’s first constitution. Today, this beautiful hall has been restored to look exactly as it did on that day, so that visitors from all over Norway and the entire world can enjoy this special historic setting. But in the picture below, there are 20 things that didn’t belong in this room in 1814. Can you identify what they are? Click on the picture to enlarge. You can check you answers using the link below.

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This article originally appeared in the May 2023 issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE.

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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.