Free First Thursdays

The first Thursday of every month Vesterheim offers free admission to the museum and a special event. Check back for future scheduled events.

August 7, 2014

In collaboration with the Oneota Film Festival and the Norwegian Film Institute, Vesterheim presents the film “People By the Fjord” at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.

This warm documentary is about the value of traditional ways of life. This film focuses on Norwegian west coast culture, where people interact closely with the land and fjord that surrounds them. Run time is 61 minutes. This film covers the traditional way of life in Norway, which ties in perfectly with immigration stories we share with visitors every day at Vesterheim.

September 4, 2014

Presentation by Jane Nichol, Norse storyteller/Viking woman. More information coming.

October 2, 2014

The Significance of Ole Rølvaag for Today, a presentation by Glenn Borreson at 1:30 p.m. in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.

November 6, 2014

Activity to be announced.

December 4, 2014

Activity to be announced.