Events

Vesterheim Heritage Park Dedication

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah

Save the date! Vesterheim is planning a ceremony for the new Heritage Park. The event will include entertainment and light refreshments. Check back here for more details. Everyone is welcome. More about the project:...

ONLINE: Virtual Nordic Talks: Finding Solutions to Food Waste

The National Nordic Museum will host a series of Nordic Talks, sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers, focused on the theme of food security and sustainability. During these talks, leading innovators and advocates...

ONLINE: Unraveling the Knot Basket: Investigating the Scandinavian Knutkorg

Jane Laurence and Fred Livesay team up to examine a unique basket construction called Knutkorg (knot baskets), which were often decorated and used as special Sendingskorg (visiting baskets). Using artifacts from the Vesterheim collection; the Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish...

ONLINE: Unraveling the Knot Basket: Investigating the Scandinavian Knutkorg

Jane Laurence and Fred Livesay team up to examine a unique basket construction called Knutkorg (knot baskets), which were often decorated and used as special Sendingskorg (visiting baskets). Using artifacts from the Vesterheim collection; the Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish...

Bunad Class: Sewing & Embroidery

Bunad class in Spokane, Washington! Four days of embroidery and sewing from 9am-5pm. Cost $250 plus materials. Deposit of $125 to hold your spot! Please make your reservation by calling 509-340-3880 or email bunadcreations@outlook.com

$250

Closing Event for New Nordic Cuisine Exhibit

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah

Celebrate Vesterheim’s exhibit New Nordic Cuisine before it closes! The public is invited to an open house reception including a gallery talk from Tova Brandt, Executive Director and Albert Ravenholt Curator of Danish-American Culture at the...

Norsk Skole

Vesterheim 520 W. Water St., Decorah

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

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

Nordic Music and Arts Festival

A Nordic Music and Arts Festival will be held at the Lion’s Park in Victoria, MN. The festival will include a variety of Scandinavian singers, bands, dancers instrumentalists  performing in an open air setting....

Scandinavian Day Festival

Vasa Park 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin

The 2021 Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Rt. 31, South, Elgin, Illinois is on! The Scandinavian Park Board voted in early June to go ahead with the 41st Scandinavian Day Festival on Sunday,...

ONLINE: Knitting Selbu Mittens

Dating back to 1857, Selbu mittens are one of the most iconic Norwegian garments. They have existed as currency, as souvenirs, and as a source of financial independence for women who had few options....

ONLINE: Sharing Your Family History

This class focuses on several ways to share family history. Topics covered will include writing and publishing, social media, and ideas for engaging younger generations. Register on the Norwegian American Genealogical Center website or call (608)...

$100

Spekemat & Spirits Tasting

Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland

As we approach the end of summer, Nordic Northwest will celebrate the traditional Norwegian meal that dates back to what was grown and produced on farms and still enjoyed today. Nordic Northwest’s Cook &...

ONLINE: Virtual Studio Visit with Allyce Wood

This studio visit showcases the work and workspace of visual artist, Allyce Wood. Join the National Nordic Museum online for a special tour of Wood's studio, located in the Miller Studio Collective in Georgetown,...