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: 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...

ONLINE: An Introduction to Nordic Family Genealogy

Where did your family come from? Did they live in northern Europe—Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, or Sweden? We can work together to find them! You will view the excellent documents of Scandinavia on the...

Nordic Summer Jazz: Jostein Gulbrandsen Trio

Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue, New York

The popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House, with live performances in Volvo Hall! This summer they’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings...