Category: Norway Near You

The Vikings Begin

Where did the Vikings come from?

An exhibit currently at Seattle’s Nordic Museum examines the origins of Viking society Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. As you step into the Nordic Museum’s exhibit rooms of “The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University,”...

Vesterheim teams up with Snøhetta

Legendary architecture firm to help plan for the future of legendary museum Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, is extremely pleased to announce that it has accepted a proposal...

What’s the endgame?

Norwegians dominating in chess Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Chess has had a long hold on the Norse. The Vikings created detailed ivory pieces for the game, meticulously and beautifully carved walrus tusk, a precious...

Jazz Church to close

An end to Seaman’s Mission Maria Bilello Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald The Scandinavian Jazz Church, an Uptown New Orleans landmark, will close its doors at the end of 2018, following more than 110 years of...

Anne Veslemøy Lindblom

Lindblom honored

A knight to remember Kåre Aas Ambassador to the United States Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Norwegian-American populations in the United States. For the past 10 years, serving as Norway’s Honorary...

Histories and identities interwoven

Oral history project explores relationship between Nordic immigrants and native people Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American “Don’t feel afraid of your past history, celebrate it,” advises Dr. Sven Haakanson of the Burke Museum...

Meet the inductees

Scandinavian hall of fame Norsk Høstfest Minot, N.D. A Minot restaurateur, a Nordic marketplace, and an international entertainer will be added to the honor roll of the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at its annual...

Ellen Karine Lanne

Norwegian art on an American street

Issaquah wins award for artful connections Sister Cities Commission Issaquah, Wash. Sister Cities International 2018 Innovation Award for Arts and Culture for a city with a population of between 25,000 and 100,000. The awards...

Project Heimatt

Final chapter in saga of traveling church

Norwegians who saved Illinois’s stave church travel to Chicago for plaque dedication Jon Satrum Trønderlag of America Norwegians from Orkdal, Norway, traveled to Chicago for the dedication of an Illinois State Historical Society commemorative...