Events

Tour the Viking Ship from the 1893 World’s Fair

Good Templar Park 528 East Side Drive, Geneva

Take a tour the Viking Ship, an artifact from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair! Built in 1892, the ship was modeled after a vessel called the Gokstad that was estimated to have been built...

ONLINE: Virtual Visit with Alison Aune

Join Scandinavia House beginning Saturday, June 5, for a virtual visit with Duluth-based artist and educator Alison Aune! An American artist inspired by her Scandinavian roots and a professor in the University of MN...

4-day Bunad Embroidery and Construction Class

Join Bunad Creations for a 4 day class in bunad embroidery and/or construction class! Fabrics, trims, shoes, scarves and shirts are available for purchase. Cost $250 for 4 days, and each day runs from 9am...

Oregon Midsummer Festival

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland

The Oregon Midsummer Festival is going to be a little different than usual this year. It'll be smaller and more intimate, located at Nordia House and Fogelbo rather than at Oaks Park, but it...

ONLINE: 26th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Virtual Event

Join the National Nordic Museum for the 26th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Event, honoring the memory of the Swedish diplomat who intervened to save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps. The 26th...

$10

ONLINE: Vesterheim June Bokprat (Book Club)

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. Henrik Ibsen remains the second most often played...

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway at The Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute 225 South Street, Williamstown

"Midsummer Eve Bonfire" by Nikolai Astrup The Clark Art Institute presents the first North American exhibition of the paintings and prints of Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928), who deftly wove tradition and innovation into...

Vasa Park Resort Midsommar Festival

Vasa Park Resort 3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue

The return of the longstanding Vasa Park tradition, Midsommar, is finally here! The festival will be held on June 19th, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. A favorite among families, the day includes...

Viking Rune Ring Jewelry Class

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland

Build on the essentials of this Sami-invented handcraft and learn basic jewelry silversmithing techniques such as sizing and texturing to make a band-style ring and personalize it with Elder Futhark runes. Find more information...

$110

ONLINE: Online Concert: Norwegian Pianist Tord Gustavsen

Nearly twenty years ago, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen came forth with a new approach to jazz that focuses on lyricism within a stripped-down approach to music. The way he melded emotional intensity...

ONLINE: Midtsommer Gala 2021

The Midtsommer Gala Celebration is Norway House's annual signature event set near the summer solstice each year. The gala features our Going Viking awards, where they honor Norwegian-Americans who have significantly advanced the quality...

ONLINE: Free Concert with Chicago Speelmanslag

Join Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, on Sunday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. (CT) for an online concert of Scandinavian music with Chicago Spelmanslag! The event is free and open...

ONLINE: Vesterheim “TVprat”—Atlantic Crossing

With a twist on Vesterheim's monthly bokprat discussions of Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life, join Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, for a "TVprat" discussion of the...