Tagged: Berit Hessen

In the footsteps of early immigrants

A tour through Brooklyn remembers the past By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly On Oct. 9, 1825 Cleng Peerson (the father of the Norwegian Immigration to America) who hailed from Tysvær, greeted 52 Norwegians...

Greg Mortenson touches 800 hearts at U.N. conference

By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) held its 11th annual conference on January 30, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. To commemorate the...

Norwegian Major-General new UN chief in the Middle East

By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly On Jan. 13, Ban Ki-moon, United Nation’s Secretary-General, appointed Major-General Robert Mood of Norway Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization...

Images of America – Norwegians in their western home

By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly “Amerikabilder.  Den norske Vesterheimen 1860–1960” (Images of America: Norwegians in their Western Home 1860-1960) is an interesting travel of discovery through 100 years of Norwegian immigration to America...