Match the Iowa Cultural Trust Endowment Challenge Grant

Vesterheim has reached it’s goal of $90,000 to earn a match for general operations from the Iowa Cultural Trust Endowment Challenge Grant by December 31, 2016. A tremendous thank you to everyone who supported Vesterheim during this challenge. It was your gift that led us to a successful completion of this campaign.

Having reached the $90,000 goal for the challenge, the museum will receive an additional $30,000 for our general endowment from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Vesterheim’s endowment for operations was established in 1964 and since that time the organization has maintained the endowment as a core value to the museum’s mission and it is a vital component of our fundraising.

We appreciate your role in preserving Norwegian heritage in America for future generations.

If you would still like to donate to Vesterheim, choose one of the following options.


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Please print a donation form (pdf). Send the form, along with your check or credit card information to:
Development Department
Vesterheim Museum
P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101


Call the Development Department at (563) 382-9681.

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