Category: Norway Near You

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...

Christian Midjo

Choose your own “Artventure” at Vesterheim

Christian Midjo’s newest art exhibit was designed to be experienced in different ways Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, opened the exhibit “Christian Midjo: Choose Your Own Artventure” on...

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...