Category: Norwegian Heritage

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...

Scandinavian design trends for 2019

What is Scandinavian design? Here’s a look at a few“typisk skandinavisk” styles Brian Keith Jacksonville, Fla. Scandinavian interior design has been a popular and influential part of design since the early 1900s. Unique design...

Notable Norwegians

Donald “Deke” Slayton with David Moe Donald “Deke” Slayton was born March 1, 1924, on a farm near Sparta, Wis. As a child, he worked on the farm raising sheep and cows, and in...

Bronze Age burial mounds

Welcome to Bronze Age Scandinavia

In this first installment, we start at the top with a look at the lives of pre-Viking chieftains Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. Chieftains were the political movers and shakers of Bronze Age Scandinavia....

Notable Norwegians

Tore Hund With David Moe Sun City, Calif. Tore Hund (“Thor the Hound”) was a strong, independent, and devout pagan. He was born in 990 AD in Hålogaland at the beginning of the Christian...

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Meet Vesterheim’s new Folk Art team

A new generation of leaders aims to bring folk art to new generations of learners Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, is thrilled to introduce its new Folk Art...