Vesterheim’s Laurann Gilbertson reflects on Maihaugen founder Anders Sandvig’s important role in preserving Norwegian heritage on both sides of the Atlantic.
Category: Norwegian Heritage
Binkhaven, in Door County, Wis., is a remarkable home rich with rosemaling done by some of the art’s greatest practitioners.
John Alan Reese reflects on the ongoing movement against systemic racism in the U.S. as a former police officer, inactive U.S. Marine, and immigrant to Norway.
Terje Birkedal discusses the history of Norway’s boom-and-bust dependence on cod and herring populations over the centuries, affecting both culture and economy.
In loving memory of Ivar Reiten, fixture of the Norwegian-American and fishing communities in the Puget Sound region and along the Pacific coast.
Vesterheim Musuem in Decorah, Iowa, announces plans for the transformation of its open-air division into Vesterheim Heritage Park.
Norwegian American Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work to world stop hunger. Read why…
It is with great sadness that the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Board of Directors announces the death of 2006 GTPP Laureate William Fawcett Lincoln.
Jim Nelson remembers his longtime friend Jerry Clark Packard, who shared a deep interest in Norwegian heritage and spent his life in the service of others.
The Greater Tacoma Peace Prize (GTPP) proudly announces the selection of Marilyn Kimmerling as the 2020 GTPP Laureate.