Norwegian America deep in the heart of Texas

Destination San Antonio Cynthia Elyce Rubin Travel Editor The Norwegian American Minneapolis A recent trip to San Antonio, Texas, for the annual International PowWow Travel Conference prompted a visit to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. Greeting me at the airport was Mark Varhaug, president of the Norwegian Society of Texas, and his wife, Elizabeth, both avid readers of The Norwegian American. “We were delighted to drive from Dallas to meet you and share a bit of Norwegian Texan history with you,” Mark said. The institute was originally built for HemisFair ’68, the official 1968 World’s Fair or i
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Cynthia Elyce Rubin

Cynthia Elyce Rubin, PhD., is a visual culture specialist, travel writer, and author of articles and books on decorative arts, folk art, and postcard history. She collects postcards, ephemera, and early photography. See

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