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Koselig

December 1, 2017 - April 22, 2018

When days are short and nights grow long, it’s time to celebrate community the Norwegian way—with warm drinks, wool socks, close friends, and an untranslatable word! Come get koselig with Vesterheim and discover the Norwegian secret to surviving winter.

What is koselig? Cozy is the closest translation, but it’s really much more than that. It’s a very deep feeling of warmth and contentment; a sense of intimacy and comfort. What can be koselig? A candlelit dinner party with your close friends and family. A wool sweater, cup of hot cocoa, and a comfy couch with the latest Nordic crime drama on TV. A fresh batch of warm waffles from scratch with homemade jam after a jaunt through the woods on your cross-country skis.

Visit this exhibit to experience koselig in a series of immersive “living room” environments and learn about this uniquely Scandinavian way of life and how it permeates every part of Norwegian culture. Check back for more information about community gatherings, including board game evenings, biweekly Nordic Noir TV and movie nights, knitting circles, and other events.