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 am122d 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 pm147d 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. 1, 2022 6:00 am190d 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.
Community Feb. 23, 2022 6:00 am226d 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 Jan. 11, 2022 6:00 am269d 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.
Community Dec. 1, 2021 6:00 am310d 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 am314d 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 am336d 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 am359d 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.