Category: Norwegian Heritage

Search for Thor

The Search for Thor

Another archive dive begins 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....

Norway through an American lens

Photojournalist from Norway meets a new generation of Norwegian Americans Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The debate on immigration is hot, both in the United States and in Norway. There is talk of...

Scandinavian generational model

Elderhood in the neighborhood

The Scandinavian generational model enhances the elderly and communities Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Eight million elderly Americans today are experiencing the continuum of care from retirement homes to independent living, assisted-living, or memory care...

The search for Thor

Back to Norway! 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...

Viking exhibits sail into Mystic, Conn.

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. One must-do this summer is to visit the exhibit, The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden. The artifacts have traveled from Scandinavia’s first university to Mystic Seaport Museum in...

A brief history of Norwegian picnics

Outdoor summer meals are as (Norwegian) American as apple pie—with or without beer! Scott Larsen New Westminster, B.C. Summertime picnics are about as American as baseball and apple pie. Never more so than in...

Hurtigruten wages war on plastic waste

To protect marine life, the Norwegian cruise line will no longer employ single-use plastics Special Release Hurtigruten Hurtigruten has announced that it will ban all unnecessary single-use plastic as of July 2, 2018, including...

Grieg

Happy 175th birthday, Edvard Grieg!

Countless celebrations of the life and music of Norway’s famous composer are planned Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American June 15, 2018, marks the 175th birthday of Bergen and Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard...

A pocket watch and a possible clue

The Search for Thor: 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...