Category: Norway Near You

Visit the Viking Ship!

Geneva’s ship announces 2019 visit days Al Benson Geneva, Ill. Geneva’s Viking replica longship, called the Viking, has announced its 2019 visit days, including extra days each for June Swedish Days and October Cottages...

Good Grieg!

Concert series presents his songs—all of them Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Next month, Grieg lovers in the Pacific Northwest are in for treat: three beloved artists—soprano Laura Loge, baritone Alan Dunbar, and...

Nordic Museum receives national recognition

Natural Resources Management Act to designate Seattle’s Nordic Museum as “National” Meghan Walker My Ballard The U.S. Senate on Feb. 12 passed a bill to give Seattle’s Nordic Museum a national designation. The bill,...

The Bird Catcher

GSFF presents

The Bird Catcher Garden State Film Festival Asbury Park, N.J. The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will kick off this year’s screenings of over 240 independent films from around the globe with...

Torske Klubben fellowships

Torske Klubben awards fellowships

Submitted by Gary G. Erickson Norway Lake, Sunburg, Minn. The Minneapolis Men’s Torske Klubben awarded five fellowship grants totaling $80,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year, providing support to graduate students with high academic achievement...

The future of the past

New Viking discoveries are the topic of CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles With state-of-the-art space technology, Viking Age history will never be the same! We now know that the era...

Haaland takes office

Norwegian American Deb Haaland makes history as one of the first Native American women in US Congress Felicia Salazar Office of Congresswoman Deb Haaland Editor’s note: Though celebrated primarily for her Native American heritage,...

Sandbox for adults

StartupWeekendSB Larrie Wanberg Features Editor How often is it that one can step into a building in an area that once was referred to as the “Funk Zone” and now is a “Tech Frontier”...

Design your own Norwegian museum

Vesterheim invites you to the Jan. 3 opening reception for The Museum Lab Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Put on a lab coat and get experimenting! Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites everyone...

And the winning gingerbread is…

Congratulations to the winners in Norway House’s Gingerbread Wonderland The competition was especially fierce this year! With such an increase in the number of structures, new categories were added. Fourteen Gingerbread Wonders received honors...