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...

2nd Annual National Nordic Museum Store Design Contest

Announcing the National Nordic Museum’s 2nd annual design contest! This year’s theme is “Visions of a Nordic winter.” Submissions should be of your original design showcasing a wintry scene that speaks to Nordic culture and...

ONLINE: Virtual Viking Metal-Weaving Bracelet Class

Dating back to the Viking era, this metal-weaving project is a great introduction to jewelry making. Using copper and silver wire, learn the steps for metal knitting—a simple looping technique—over a round, wooden dowel....

Virtual Run like a Viking

Run Like A Viking has gone VIRTUAL! August 1–31 Let the National Nordic Museum inspire you to keep moving and remain active, while having fun with your friends and family. This year participants can...

Linked Histories: Norwegian Immigrants & Indigenous Peoples in Minnesota

Norway House 913 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Join the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) and Norway House as we explore the relationships and interactions between settlers and Indigenous peoples of Minnesota. Experts in Norwegian-American and Native-American history will discuss the circumstances that...

Gallery Talk: Dines Carlsen: In His Own Manner

National Nordic Museum 2655 NW Market St,, Seattle

Join Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Leslie Anne Anderson in the gallery as we explore Dines Carlsen: In His Own Manner. In 1916, American artist William Merritt Chase saw the work of fifteen-year-old Dines...

Beginning Norwegian Genealogy

Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library 415 West Main Street, Madison

If you are just beginning your family history research, or have some experience with genealogical research but have little or no experience with Norwegian genealogy or Norwegian genealogical records, this class is for you!...

$200

Crow Wing Viking Festival

Step back in time to 900 AD as you stroll through a Viking encampment. Watch professional reenactors in authentic costumes practicing crafts such as leatherwork, chain mail making, jewelry construction, blacksmithing, and more, purchasing...

Book Talk: Skiing Into the Bright Open by Liv Arnesen

Norway House 913 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

2020 Going Viking Honoree, Liv Arnesen will give a presentation about her new book, Skiing Into the Bright Open, detailing her solo journey to the South Pole. Following the presentation there will be a...

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,...

ONLINE: Book Talk with Arthur Herman

Join Norway House for a book talk with the Arthur Herman via Zoom as he discusses his newly published book, The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World.  Registration and cost: $5 General Admission...

Concert: Let Your Heart Sing

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland

Bjørn Heglie, beloved local Scandinavian folk singer, will take us all on a musical tour of folk songs of Scandinavia that will travel from early songs of sailors longing for home to children’s songs...

Intermediate Genealogy

Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library 415 West Main Street, Madison

This class was created by the Norwegian American Genealogical Center for those who have already gotten a start on their Norwegian research but would like to dig deeper. This one day session will focus...

$115