Events

Norsk Skole

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah, IA

Learn the Norwegian language while you explore some cultural activities of Norway! Professor Galstad of the Luther College Nordic Studies Program will lead this after-school program. Included in each lesson will be basic Norwegian language instruction...

$50

Friluftsliv Klubb Kindergarten—2nd Grade

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah, IA

Explore the concept of friluftsliv by spending time together celebrating the outdoors. Connect with each other and nature through walks and activities, observations and explorations, and lots of fun—all outside! There will be time to...

$50

Troll Marionette Workshop with Marte Ekhougen Virtual Program

In Scandinavian folklore, the forests are full of trolls and little gnomes, and in Norwegian puppeteer and sculptor Marte Ekhougen a.k.a. Doctor Superhelga’s home in Norway, they abound in puppet and marionette form! In...

ONLINE: Empowering Innovation: Sonja Hoel Perkins

Vesterheim is excited to pair the Innovators & Inventors exhibit with a free lecture series that will bring together some of the most creative and inspiring Norwegian-American leaders, thinkers, and artists working today. The lecture series...

ONLINE: Rosemaling for Beginners

Rosemaling is Norway's traditional decorative folk painting that was used to decorate wooden items commonly used in daily life, such as ale bowls, stools, and chairs. Using stylized techniques made up of fantasy flowers,...

Friday Night Lecure Series: Vikings with Professor Terri Barnes

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Join Nordic Northwest and learn from expert Viking historian Terri Barnes about the Age of Vikings – what was the social structure and reach of the Viking culture and how much of our current...

Online – FamilieTid: Learn Folk Dances!

Gather the family together on Saturdays in October to learn traditional folk dances as performed by the Nordic Dancers from Decorah, Iowa! Each Saturday, a new video will be released—you'll learn about the history...

Telemarksteppe Weaving

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah, IA

Telemarksteppe is a Norwegian weaving technique from Telemark, a county of Norway located along its southeastern coast. Using six harnesses and five treadles, Telemarksteppe is a three-block structure woven on a tabby ground. Traditionally...

Nordic Stories: The Son of the Sun and the Daughter of the Moon

National Nordic Museum 2655 NW Market St,, Seattle, WA

Join the National Nordic Museum for their thirteenth year of Nordic Stories, geared toward preschool aged children and their grown-ups. Held on-site the 1st Thursday of every other month, this program features children's stories...

ONLINE: Vesterheim Benefit Auction

Save the date to bid at www.biddingforgood.com/VEST-AUCTION from anywhere in the world! The auction will include many beautiful pieces of one-of-a-kind folk-art by artists working in the Norwegian tradition and a Viking eight-day European river cruise. Many...

ONLINE: SongFest of Nordic Female Composers

2021 Grieg Song Fest: Highlighting Nordic Female Composers Join Norway House for a virtual weekend celebrating female composers of the Nordic countries! Artists from across the US will perform music by Anniken Paulsen, Anna...

Voices of Sápmi: Yoiking

What is yoik? What does it feel like to yoik? What can it reveal to us about ourselves and our world? In this one-hour zoom class, Sami musician, composer, and actor Ingor Ántte Áilu...

Foul Play Nordic Style: Crime Fiction Film Course

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR

Join Nordic Northwest for an eight-week workshop focusing on Nordic crime films and novels. Tom Birnie, instructor in Scandinavian Studies at Portland State University, is back to lead this one-of-a-kind course, in which we...

ONLINE: Vesterheim Bokprat (Book Club): Viking Economics

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat (book club), discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. Viking Economics by George Lakey gives the non-economist the...

Virtual Artist Talk: Bit Vejle

National Nordic Museum 2655 NW Market St,, Seattle, WA

In conjunction with the exhibit Paper Dialogues, The National Nordic Museum is honored to welcome artist Bit Vejle back to the Museum. Join them for a virtual talk with Bit Vejle about her form of...

4th Annual Sámi Film Festival

National Nordic Museum 2655 NW Market St,, Seattle, WA

Join the National Nordic Museum for the fourth annual Sámi Film Fest. This year, we are partnering with Scandinavia House in New York and the Pacific Sámi Searvi in Seattle for this must-see hybrid event,...

Nordic Northwest Lucia Scholarship Deadline

Please return your Lucia scholarship application by e-mail, mail or in person by today at 5 p.m.! Nordic Northwest's Lucia, Queen of Light Scholarship puts young women with and interest in Nordic heritage in...