Category: Norwegian Heritage

“The Dream We Carry”

Norway shines as the guest of honor at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair Christie Ericson Anchorage, Alaska Frankfurt, Germany, has a long history related to book publishing, dating back hundreds of years, and since...

The American dream of Norway

Part 9: Lars Phillips Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was...

Ex-Muslims of Norway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Because Cemal Yucel was born in Turkey into a Muslim family of Kurdish heritage, his life seemed preordained. As he grew up, he joined the youth branch of Mîlli...

stave churches

The mystery of stave churches

Seeing inside makes all the difference Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. As my daughter and I put the spire on the top roof of our second cardboard stave church, a 1/87 scale model (for model...

Warburg Bani

The Search for Thor

By Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end of...

The American dream of Norway

Part 8: Gabriela Capestany Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was...

Ellis Island

The New York connection

Norwegian immigration Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Norwegians have been immigrating to New York ever since it was known as New Amsterdam and were an integral part of the early colony. Among the very first...

Norsk Høstfest 2019

Norsk Høstfest 2019

Music, lutefisk, and a lot of fun! Nate Axvig Denver, Colo. I have just returned from my first Høstfest in Minot, N.D., and it was quite an experience. For those who have never made...