Project Heimatt: The Norway Building returns home

Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Over 122 years after its construction, the Norway Building has returned to its birthplace in Orkdal, Norway. The residents of the Orkdal municipality initiated this homecoming on November 10, 2014, when they established Project Heimatt with the intention of bringing the stave church from Little Norway in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, back to the city of Orkanger. Photo: Arne AsphjellThe Kings are ready to be shipped to Norway. But a crucial question remains: Who were the models for these heads? The team suspects the woodworker used “orkdalinger” as inspiration for this type of art, so perhaps they’ll find living likenesses in
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