Norwegian King Olav and his family developed a soft spot for Decorah, and it was reciprocated in repeated visits by the royal family.
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Community Jun. 7, 2022 6:00 am299d ago
Visit Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, for a new exhibit, “Scandinavian American: Photography by National Geographic Explorer Erika Skogg,” opening Saturday. The photos depict the lifestyle, celebrations, and traditions of Scandinavian-American communities throughout the Midwest.
Community May. 12, 2022 3:22 pm324d ago
Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 and Norwegians celebrate the day with excited crowds. Vesterheim's celebration includes family events and an online presentation from Norway, which can be watched from the comfort of home or together with others at the museum.
Community Apr. 5, 2022 6:00 am363d ago
The Iowa Food Hub will use a new $18,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship toward a larger refrigerated truck so they can transport more food farther, General Manager Peter Kraus said.
Iowa Prep Sports Apr. 5, 2022 3:29 pm361d ago
In a move to save (and then expand) the Northeast Iowa Conference, superintendents voted to remove Waverly-Shell Rock.
Community Apr. 1, 2022 6:00 am367d ago
Artist Carl Homstad continues online virtual tours and live question and answer sessions on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in connection with the exhibition “An Artist’s Journey: Carl Homstad, 50 Years” at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School. The free event requires pre-registration; sign up at Vesterheim’s website.
Crime and Courts Mar. 22, 2022 1:16 pm375d ago
A $1 million cash-only bond has been set for a Decorah man accused of fatally shooting his father.
Community Feb. 23, 2022 6:00 am403d ago
Join artist Carl Homstad for virtual tours and live question and answer sessions online with Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, in connection with the Vesterheim exhibition “An Artist’s Journey: Carl Homstad, 50 Years.” The events through Zoom are March 1, April 5 and May 10 and registration is required.
Community Feb. 1, 2022 6:00 am425d ago
Get outside and enjoy the winter at the annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event Saturday at the Decorah Community Prairie for skiers ages 3-13.
Community Jan. 11, 2022 6:00 am446d ago
Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, welcomes everyone to join an online presentation “An Innovator Abroad” by guest Rick Steves on Sunday at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Register for the event through Vesterheim’s website.
Crashes Dec. 20, 2021 7:34 pm467d ago
A public celebration of life is scheduled at Decorah High School at 5 p.m. Thursday for two teens who were killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night.
Community Dec. 1, 2021 6:00 am487d ago
Kick off the holiday season with a Norwegian Christmas Celebration at Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Nov. 29, 2021 6:00 am491d ago
The Decorah-based Foot-Notes band and Vesterheim Museum are hosting a YouTube watch party on Tuesday of their recorded concert of music found in the notebooks of Norwegian immigrant musician Johan Arndt Mostad, who arrived in Iowa as an adult in 1869 and was a popular performer for local dances and house parties.
Community Nov. 8, 2021 6:00 am513d ago
The lecture series brings together some of the most creative and inspiring Norwegian-American leaders, thinkers and artists working today. The exhibit celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of Norwegian immigrants and their descendants in America.
Community Oct. 13, 2021 6:00 am536d ago
This free family event will take place outside on Vesterheim’s campus with the opportunity to view the gallery exhibit, “Innovators & Inventors,” inside the Main Building.