Category: Norwegian Heritage

Norway’s other revolution

Over a century after Eidsvoll, Norwegians organized against the “1 Percent”—and won George Lakey Philadelphia, Penn. George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Professor for Issues in...

Dale of Norway

The sweater that broke the internet

Dale of Norway and The Nordic Shop launch “Podium” to unprecedented demand Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American For 140 years, Dale of Norway has been crafting premium woolen knitwear. The company bases its...

Torskeklubben New York

Torskeklubben New York turns 45

Rune Engebretsen Pioneer Valley, Mass. On April 5, 45 years of cod and red wine were celebrated at the Cosmopolitan Club in Manhattan. Fifty men and women gathered at a black-tie gala to commemorate...

Norway’s Anne Frank

The “Lives Cut Short” exhibition at Austria’s US embassy tells the story of Ruth Maier Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Ruth Maier has been called the Austrian-Norwegian Anne Frank. Her tragic story, however, is...

Easter ski trip

A påske adventure

A week-long mountain trek in Norway taught this writer about more than skiing Larrie Wanberg Features Editor During my time as a Fulbright student at the University of Oslo in 1957-58, I learned how...

Telemark Ski Club

Telemark in Vermont

Norwegian ski club spans generations Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Imagine gliding through a pine forest nestled in the wilds of Vermont, a vast sky above and a breadth of pure white below. Nearby, a...

Even the gods struggle to build walls

From Norse mythology, a tale of trickery and trouble in Asgardian wall-building Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Politics—and trickery—have played a role in the construction of border walls going back to ancient times. There...

The Search for Thor

A clue in the form of sunken wine 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...