Tagged: Iowa

Vesterheim Hires New Director of Development

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum announces the hiring of Arlan C. Quandahl of Monona, Iowa, as the museum’s new Director of Development Quandahl’s background is in market development, management, and sales. He also has worked in...

Steven Johnson named Vesterheim’s Executive Director

Decorah, Iowa—The Board of Trustees of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum has named Steven Johnson, Decorah, Iowa, as Executive Director of its world-class ethnic museum effective November 1. Johnson has been associated with the museum for...

Luren Singing Society to perform in Iowa

The Keokuk Concert Association presents the Luren Singing Society at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25 at the Grand Theatre, 26 N. Sixth St., Keokuk, Iowa. This concert is the first of the 2009-2010 series...

Karen Hankee earns her Gold Medal in Rosemaling

It’s took almost 30 years of rosemaling and plenty of patience, but Karen Hankee of rural Westby, WI finally earned her Vesterheim Gold Medal after compiling enough Blue Ribbon points during the Vesterheim Norwegian-American...

Artists win national woodworking contest

Mark Staples, Star Prairie, won a white ribbon in woodworking from Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition.” Also, David Fowler, New Richmond, won an honorable mention award in woodworking...

Vesterheim Presents “Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth”

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum presents the exhibition “Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth,” curated by artist and respected art historian Mary Kelly of Hilton Head, South Carolina. The exhibition will be on view in...

A commitment to education

Norwegian immigrants laid the foundation for a number of colleges and universities across North America By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Norwegians have made their mark on higher education in the North America,...