Category: Norway Near You

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...

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...