Category: Norwegian Heritage

Blaafarveværket

A decades-long restoration turned the world’s largest cobalt mine into an award-winning museum and cultural center M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Blaafarveværket (Blue Color Works) is a Norwegian mining and industrial company at Åmot...

Kim Nesselquist

In loving memory:
Kim Nesselquist

Kim Nesselquist died December 7, 2018 We at The Norwegian American are deeply saddened to learn of Kim’s passing early in the morning of Dec. 7. We hope to have a proper obituary soon,...

Mall of Norway

A visit inside the Mall of Norway

Wallet beware: this Norwegian souvenir store has something for everyone Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The picturesque village of Flåm in the heart of western Norway’s fjord country sees a steady stream of...

The Search for Thor

Mørketid 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 end...

The Norwegian seaman in decline

The last old salt M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have heeded the call of the sea ever since the Vikings set sail in their longships. With time, that inclination engendered a shipping sector...

Rules that restrain

Janteloven M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restraint in fear of recrimination lies deep in Norway, as persuasively argued by Aksel Sandemose (1899–1965), a Danish-born Norwegian experimental novelist. He went to sea in his youth,...

Princess Sophia

Unknown Titanic of the West Coast

A hundred years ago, the Princess Sophia sank off Canada, leaving no survivors David Moe Sun City, Calif. 8, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship SS Princess Sophia sank at sea. At 10 p.m. Oct....

NAHA

On writing history

Norwegian-American Historical Association looks at creative ways of conveying history Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) held its Biennial Meeting and Seminar on Writing History...