Category: Norway Near You

The Draken returns

Modern-day Viking ship visits East Coast ports Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Visitors to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo have long been fascinated by the excavated rebuilt long Oseberg and Gokstad ships, dating...

Pennsylvania’s new Norwegian Consul

Susan Satkowski helps retiring Consul Erik Torp establish 30K Challenge to help veterans Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Susan Satkowski spread the four old photographs on the table at the law firm Lavin, O’Neil,...

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DC fifth graders visit Norway’s Embassy

A year of learning about Norway concludes with performances, gifts, and waffles Christine Foster Meloni Washington More than 70 embassies in Washington, D.C., participated in the Embassy School Adoption Program this past year. The...

70 years later, the interview concludes

A tribute to Arne Brekke, scholar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and friend Larrie Wanberg Features Editor It is not often that a friendship from college days lasts a lifetime and comes full circle nearly 70 years...

NRC refugees

Norwegian council fights for refugees

Washington Lakselaget members learn about efforts to help those fleeing conflicts Christine Foster Meloni Washington Joel R. Charny, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, recently made an impassioned presentation to the members of...

Foreign and family affairs in Decorah

A Norwegian political adviser visits Iowa’s Vesterheim and finds family waiting Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Bård Ludvig Thor­heim, political adviser to Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, on a visit to Decorah on May 30, toured...

Celebrating the 17th, Brooklyn Style

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The 17th of May in Brooklyn is not relegated to just one day. It begins with the Norwegian Christian Home’s annual event, always held on the day itself. This year,...

Lindisfarne

The Vikings and the Irish Sea world

Professor of Medieval History details how the Vikings influenced Ireland and Scotland Christine Foster Meloni Washington Dr. Jennifer Paxton, Professor of Medieval History at Catholic University, recently presented “The Vikings and the Irish Sea...