Tagged: Norwegian Constitution

From farmers to framers

A look at the yeoman farmers who helped shape Norway’s constitution Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska On the eve of the signing of Norway’s constitution on the 17th of May, 1814, Norway had a population...

Not granted, but won with blood

What happened after the 17th of May and the signing of the Norwegian constitution Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska Perhaps because the celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day on the 17th of May is now associated...

17th of May historical highlights

Finn Roed West Bloomfield, Mich. Though under Swedish hegemony, the Norwegian Constitution was written and agreed upon by the Riksforsamling (the congregation of diverse segments of Norwegian society authorized to write the Constitution) on...

Norway House presents Red, White & Blue

Art exhibit makes last US stop in Minneapolis Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Two hundred years ago, on May 17, 1814, the Norwegian constitution was signed at Eidsvoll northeast of Oslo. This document is...

200 years of Norwegian Constitution celebrated

Event at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center pairs art and discussion of the document Michael Kleiner Philadelphia, Penn. Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of America. The Declaration of Independence was written and approved here...

Seminar explores Norway’s constitution

California Lutheran University’s symposium celebrates one of the world’s oldest living constitutions Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Southern Californian Scandinavians delved into the dramatic story behind the Norwegian Constitution in an all-day seminar Friday,...

New royal images released

On Sept. 4, two new images were released of King Harald V, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Ingrid Alexandra. These are the first official images of the three given out to the media since 2005. The...