Tagged: Iowa

Foreign and family affairs in Decorah

A Norwegian political adviser visits Iowa’s Vesterheim and finds family waiting Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Bård Ludvig Thor­heim, political adviser to Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, on a visit to Decorah on May 30, toured...

Norwegian heritage alive in Iowa

An excursion to Decorah’s Nordic Fest Donald V. Mehus New York For many people, the popular image of Iowa is that of the quintessential Midwest farming state, perhaps even that of the quintessential American...

Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas

Holiday traditions, “Frozen” photos, and outdoor activities make the season bright Special Release Vesterheim Ring in the holidays with a Norwegian Christmas Celebration at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on December...

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Honor heritage and traditions at the Nordic Marketplace and Luncheon By Helen Olberg, Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim Celebrate your Norwegian heritage and learn more about Norwegian traditions at the Nordic Marketplace and Luncheon hosted...

Textile Experts Teach New Traditions at Vesterheim

Textile experts are coming to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum this summer and fall to teach new techniques and share their twist on tradition through the museum’s folk-art education program. Whether you are a beginning or...

Celebrate Syttende Mai at Vesterheim Museum

Celebrate Syttende Mai, Norway’s “Constitution Day,” at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, on Saturday, May 15, with a children’s parade, Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, music and storytelling performances, gallery talks, food, and free admission to the museum...

Vesterheim Quilt Exhibition Opening Celebrated on Free Thursdays

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum announces the opening of an exhibition of stunning quilts from the museum collection, “Pieces of Self: Identity and Norwegian-American Quilts,” on view in Vesterheim’s Main Building beginning April 1, 2010. To...