Category: Norwegian Heritage

The search for Thor

Randi Millman-Brown offers another episode of her search for Thor, where she finds his marriage announcement in Lofotposten printed a month after his death.

Norway House presents Oleana

Casting on for a new generation Carstens Smith Minneapolis “Work hard. Be kind,” is how Gerda Sørhus Fuglerud, CEO of Oleana summarizes the company’s ethos. Oleana, a knitwear company based in Ytre Arna, Norway,...

A long overdue place of pride

Sámi Cultural Center of North America Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The Sámi, called the “people of the sun” in their national lore, have inhabited the North of Scandinavia and Russia for about 3,500 years. ...

Rediscovering and remembering

Ellen Marie Jensen gives the Sámi people in America a new voice Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Living in the Arctic extremes requires adept skills at adaptation and improvisation. Besides the Inuit, there are only...

Angelina Jordan

Angelina Jordan

A unique talent wins the heart of milllions Tove Andersson Oslo Eighty-nine percent of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” viewers, voted for Norwegian singer Angelina Jordan after her performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Born and...

Family fun with folk art

Vesterheim offers new intergenerational programs in 2020 Vesterheim Decorah, IA New in 2020, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, is offering several intergenerational hands-on learning opportunities for ages 8 to adult. The...

Nordic Spirit

Scholarly symposium looks to folklore to bridge the gap between nature and spirit, the known and the unknown David Moe Sun City, Calif. It is from the writings of Asbjørnsen and Moe that a...