Tagged: History

A brief history of Norwegian picnics

Outdoor summer meals are as (Norwegian) American as apple pie—with or without beer! Scott Larsen New Westminster, B.C. Summertime picnics are about as American as baseball and apple pie. Never more so than in...

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Happy 175th birthday, Edvard Grieg!

Countless celebrations of the life and music of Norway’s famous composer are planned Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American June 15, 2018, marks the 175th birthday of Bergen and Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard...

Ancient History 101: The Iron Age

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway In Norwegian elementary schools, social studies (samfunnsfag) is a required subject. Many schools use the same textbooks, although some schools have stopped using textbooks altogether! In fourth grade, it...

Capturing the dream of America

An interview with Sverre Mørkhagen, expert on Norwegian migration to North America Rigmor Swensen Norwegian American Historical Assoc. Sverre Mørkhagen tells three gripping stories about the Norwegian immigration to America in his trilogy: Farewell...

Historical trilogy of Norwegian Americans

Mørkhagen’s lengthy account of Norwegian-American immigration is an impressive feat M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “Surprisingly little is known about the Norwegian emigration to America, even by Norwegians. Most are familiar with the history,...

American historian receives Norway's Holberg Prize

American historian Natalie Zemon Davis accepted Norway’s NOK 4.5 million ($680,000) Holberg Prize Wednesday for her narrative approach to history. The awards committee said the 81-year-old Detroit native, who received the award in a...