Corporate Membership

Vesterheim thanks our Corporate Members!

How to Join

Please print a corporate membership form (pdf) and send the form, along with your check or credit card information to:
Corporate Membership
Vesterheim Museum
P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101

For questions regarding corporate membership, contact Nicholas Klein at 563-382-9681, ext. 109, or email at

Benefits of Corporate Membership:


  • Your company will be listed on our website with a direct link to your website.
  • Your company will be included in Vesterheim’s Annual Report sent to 6,000 members annually.
  • Your company will be listed on our “Corporate Members of Vesterheim” poster proudly displayed at all Vesterheim locations.


  • Your company’s support as a Corporate Member is published annually in the Decorah Newspaper.
  • Your company will receive a Vesterheim decal to show that you are a valued partner in our community.
  • Your company’s contribution accrues toward Vesterheim’s donor recognition program, Kroneklubben.


  • Your company will receive Vesterheim, our full-color biannual magazine.
  • Your company will receive ten guest passes to the museum’s facilities. Use them for employees or hand them out to your customers/valued guests.
  • Your company will be offered special invitations to selected social events, such as Corporate Member Appreciation Events.
  • Your company will have the first option for targeted collaborative ventures with Vesterheim for select exhibitions and programs.

Why Join?

Vesterheim is the most comprehensive museum in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group. The museum occupies most of a square block in downtown Decorah with an Open Air Division of 12 historic buildings. But Vesterheim is more than a world-class museum preserving artifacts of the past. It is a cultural center dedicated to preserving living traditions by offering special exhibitions, events, classes in Norwegian folk art and culture, and special programs for pre-school, elementary, secondary and college students throughout the year.

To accomplish all this, and so much more, Vesterheim depends upon the support of its local, regional, and national corporate members.

Your corporate membership recognizes Vesterheim’s contribution to regional economic impact and, at the same time, supports Vesterheim’s outreach through its publications and events to an impressive membership across the nation. Your corporate philanthropy builds and serves a new audience while fulfilling your company’s community service goals.

Vesterheim is a proud partner in the Decorah community. We are pleased to join forces with our Corporate Members to bring people to our area, including:

  • 13,000 museum visitors each year from all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries.
  • 2,600 college and school-aged children visit each year as part of their curriculum.
  • 300 students participate annually in classes in traditional folk art and culture.
  • The best folk artists from all over America and Norway come to Vesterheim to teach classes.
  • Special dignitaries like the Norwegian Honorary Consul General and members of the Norwegian Royal Family visit on a regular basis.

Additionally, Vesterheim is active in the Decorah area through:

  • The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The Downtown Decorah Betterment Association
  • Winneshiek County Convention and Visitor Bureau
  • Winneshiek County Preservation Commission
  • Winneshiek County Historical and Genealogical Societies
  • The Nordic Fest Board
  • The Retail Association
  • Supporting and working in cooperation with other local cultural organizations and groups
  • Buying from and supporting local businesses
  • Decorah Torske Klubben

Please join Vesterheim in promoting community and in reaching out to growing audiences.