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Red River Girl: The Thortvedt Family’s Journey to America—Easter Weekend Special Availability!

3 April, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This exhibit at Norway House, in partnership with the Vest-Telemark Museum in Norway and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, MN, tells a story of emigration from Norway to the United States by some of the earliest settlers in Clay County, MN. Unique to this story is Orabel—the daughter of Levi, son of Olav Gunnarson and Tone Leivsdotter Songedal who founded the Thortvedt family farm in Clay County when they all emigrated in the mid-19th century. They recorded the history of the community and the story of their family’s immigration to the United States through their own drawings, photographs, letters, and journals.

This Saturday before Easter, Norway House invites you and your family to consider a visit to the Gallery. There is open availability from 10:00 am–2:00 pm and they are happy to welcome you and your family or friends. You can book for visit here. Check out what’s new at the ALSO Ingebretsen’s Gift Shop during your visit and take home craft supplies to make your very own Easter Switches (Påskris/Fastelavnsris)—while supplies last. Learn more about Easter Switches from Kari Tauring here.

$5 General Admission | Free for Members of Norway House and children under 12 years old


3 April, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Norway House
(612) 871-2211
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Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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