Category: Features

Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Norse connection

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Tolkien mania has hit New York. First there was the record-breaking ticket sales for the exhibit, Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth at the Morgan Library & Museum. Two days before...

Norway House library

Norway House opens lending library

Connecting through literature Norway House Minneapolis, Minn. The bookshelves at Norway House are now filled with literature featuring Nordic, Nordic-American, and Minnesotan authors. The lending library at Norway House furthers the organization’s mission to...

An author worth learning Norwegian for?

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg loved Erland Loe’s Naïve. Super so much he learned the author’s language. Does the book live up to the hype? Nate Axvig Denver, Colo. Presidential campaigns are a slog,...

Barneblad: Grieg for kids

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Parents! Teach your kids about Norway’s favorite composer the fun way Edvard Grieg is Norway’s most famous and...

Norwegian TV crew films Seattle reunion

Alt for Norge! John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American If your last name is Cascioppo, will people think you’re Norwegian? Maybe not, but you had a Norwegian grandma, and she created Norway in your...

Syttende Mai in Bergen

From Nashville… to Norway!

College students experience “the 4th of July on steroids” at Bergen’s Syttende Mai Lina Sheahan Nashville, Tenn. BOOM! It was 7 a.m., and the sound of cannon fire shook me awake in my hotel...

Syttende Mai in Longyearbyen

The world’s northernmost Syttende Mai

Norway’s constitution gets a very special international celebration in Longyearbyen Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Svalbard Syttende Mai is special to all Norwegians and those of Norwegian descent, no matter where they live. But in Norway’s...

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Syttende Mai from the heart

Minneapolis celebrates the holiday with a feeling of community—and a whole lot of flags Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17 has long been a day that I’ve celebrated...

Barneblad: Springtime skattejakt

Head out on a heritage scavanger hunt A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Spring is here, and it’s time to head outdoors again. Birds...

Sagastad knowledge center opens on May 10

New Viking ship hits the fjord Solveig Midtbø Sagastad On May 10, Sagastad, a new knowledge center about the Viking Age, opened in western Norway. The main attraction is the 30-meter (100 ft. long)...