Category: Norwegian Heritage

Norsk Høstfest 2019

Norsk Høstfest 2019

Music, lutefisk, and a lot of fun! Nate Axvig Denver, Colo. I have just returned from my first Høstfest in Minot, N.D., and it was quite an experience. For those who have never made...

Sekkenskoleskorps

Molde bands and culture school alive

Sekken skolekorps celebrates its 40th anniversary Patricia Barry Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Sekken is an idyllic island in Romsdalsfjord, a 40-minute ferry ride from Molde in Møre og Romsdal. Seven square miles with less than...

The American dream of Norway

Part 7: Siri Dammarell Brekkaa Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was...

Birkedal - Bronze Age ship

Welcome to Bronze Age Scandinavia

In this third installment we look at the ships that made trading and raiding possible Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. As we learned in earlier installments in this series (Feb. 8: www.norwegianamerican.com/heritage/birkedal-bronze-age-scandinavia-01 and April...

Amy Boxrud

Why I read The Norwegian American

We are happy to share what our readers have to say about our newspaper: “I read The Norwegian American because there’s nothing else like it! It represents the continuation of hundreds of Norwegian-language newspapers...

Nicole Brekkaa

The American dream of Norway

Part 6: Nicole Brekkaa Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was conducted...

Norsk Høstfest

Destination: Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND

Experience the music, arts & crafts, and culinary delights of five Nordic countries in a day Sunnie Sundquist Mt. Vernon, Wash. Pure Scandimonium! An appropriate theme for Norsk Høstfest, celebrating 42 years. Visually, the...

Randi Millman-Brown

The Search for Thor

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 of...

Fogelbo

Fogelbo: a bird’s nest full of treasures

An interview with Ross Fogelquist, “Mr. Scandinavia,” inside his remarkable home Laila Simon Portland, Ore. Ross Fogelquist remembers the use and origin of each collected piece in his historic home, Fogelbo (“bird nest” in...