Category: Norwegian Heritage

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...

The Search for Thor

A brief overview of the Resistance 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...

Scott Lax grandparents

Again I say: “I love Norway”

A man’s search for his grandfather’s village became something that’s lasted a lifetime Scott Lax Chagrin Falls, Ohio In late November 1975, I completed my undergraduate work for Hiram College at the University of...

More than a pilot

Bernt Balchen, the aviator and explorer, was also a writer and strategic visionary Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. Bernt Balchen is probably the most famous aviator and explorer you’ve never heard of. He was...

The Search for Thor

The things he carried 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....

Kim Nesselquist

Kim Nesselquist Obituary

Kim Nesselquist December 5, 1956 — December 7, 2018 Norwegian Consul Kim Nesselquist died Dec. 7 in Seattle, after being diagnosed with renal cancer in March. Kim fell into a deep and peaceful sleep...