Category: Norwegian Heritage

NY’s top trombone

Norwegian Per Brevig elected president of the Musicians Club of New York Musicians Club of New York New York The Musicians Club of New York has elected Per Brevig as its 20th president. The...

The Search for Thor

Psychic insights 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...

Mina Aasen painting

Memories of Mina (part two)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway Feb. 3, 1945, was a glorious day for the “Angels of Bataan.” After three years of being POWs of the Japanese, the prisoners...

krafse

Norway’s little-known tool trio

The krafse, krafsebrett & fyllhakke are unbeatable for working the surface of the ground M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway All peoples have devised implements and tools to meet their needs. Aside from those bound...

Atterdag embodies aging the Nordic way

Elderhood in the neighborhood Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Eldercare in the Danish tradition is rooted in hospitality, charm, comfort, and security in a village-type setting, and a “smørgåsbord” of choices for care, style of...

Memories of Mina (part one)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway They spent three years saving lives under the most horrific of circumstances. It wasn’t the assignment of adventure and travel to see the...

Ingebretsen's

A very Nordic day

Norwegians in Minnesota Christie Ericson Anchorage, Alaska In August, I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Sons of Norway International Convention held in Bloomington, Minn., as one of three delegates from Alaska. Of...

Thor Jensen

The Search for Thor

Help from an unlikely source: Facebook 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...

Longyearbyen

A Roving American Scholar in Norway

Lee Ann Potter’s Fulbright year in Norway was educational for students and scholar alike Christine Foster Meloni Washington Lee Ann Potter, the current Director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress, had never...