Vesterheim reconnects with Rochester
Lori Ann Reinhall
On Sunday, Oct. 13, Walter and Louise Hanson of The Nordic Shop in Rochester, Minn., graciously opened up their home to introduce Rochester residents to the staff from Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center in Decorah, Iowa. It was an afternoon mingle to give everyone the chance to learn about Vesterheim’s exciting new programs. Rochester is home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic and only a little more than 1 1/2 hours from Decorah, making it the perfect day trip for residents and visitors alike. Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall was on hand to help with the sandwich-making, meet with everyone, and capture the event in photos.
Consulting with the cook
Cake fit for a celebration
Preparing for a party
Stamp of approval
The perfect host
Dressing up with style
All photos courtesy of Lori Ann Reinhall
This article originally appeared in the November 29, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.