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Membership Levels

Memberships are renewed annually. For questions regarding membership contact Peggy Sersland at 563-382-9681, ext. 112, or email at psersland@vesterheim.org.

To join online, select the orange button, or to join by mail, please print a membership form (pdf) and send the form, along with your check or credit card information to:
Membership
Vesterheim Museum
P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101

Basic Membership Categories

  • Associate (individual)—$35
  • Senior Single (65+)—$30
  • International Member (residing outside the United States)—$60
  • Family (2 adults at the same address, children under 18)—$50
  • Senior Family (2 adults at the same address, 65 or over)—$40

“Plus Two”: Add $25.00 to any basic membership and bring up to two guests with you each time you visit the museum.

For an additional fee, members can subscribe to the Rosemaling Letter, which is jam-packed with the most current information about this Norwegian folk art.

  • Rosemaling Letter—within the United States: $15.00
  • Rosemaling Letter—international: $25.00

Basic Membership benefits:

  • Vesterheim, our lushly illustrated magazine published twice a year, featuring in-depth articles focusing on the museum’s priceless collection of artifacts, Norwegian-American history and culture, and related topics.
  • The Current, Vesterheim’s email newsletter.
  • Discount on class tuition at Vesterheim’s Folk Art School.
  • Discounts on most items and mail orders from the Museum Store.
  • Free admission to the museum.
  • Special “Member Appreciation” events.
  • Discount on space rental of Vesterheim’s Bethania Church.
  • Benefits at over 300 museums across the United States through the Time Travelers program.
  • New! An introductory six-month subscription to The Norwegian American for only $17.50—a 50% savings! The Norwegian American is America’s only Norwegian newspaper in existence, and it has been published continuously since 1889. Sign up here, call (206) 784-4617, email subscribe@na-weekly.com, or write to 17713 15th Ave NE, #205, Shoreline, WA 98155 to set up your subscription. Offer valid on new subscriptions only. Limit one per Vesterheim membership.

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Philanthropic Membership Categories

Philanthropic levels include two adults at the same address and children under 18.

  • Friend—$125
  • Supporter—$250
  • Sponsor—$500
  • Sustaining Fellow—$1,000

Philanthropic Membership benefits:

  • NEW Philanthropic members can now participate in NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Association. You’ll enjoy free admission and store discounts to over 800 arts, cultural, and historical institutions in the North America. Find more info here.
  • Vesterheim, our lushly illustrated magazine published twice a year, featuring in-depth articles focusing on the museum’s priceless collection of artifacts, Norwegian-American history and culture, and related topics.
  • The Current, Vesterheim’s email newsletter.
  • Discount on class tuition.
  • Discounts on most items and mail orders from the Museum Store.
  • Free admission to the museum.
  • Special “Member Appreciation” events.
  • Discount on space rental of Vesterheim’s Bethania Church.
  • Benefits at over 200 museums across the United States through the Time Travelers program.
  • Plus Two Benefits (bring up to two guests each time you visit the museum).
  • Special recognition in Vesterheim’s Annual Report.
  • Invitations to exclusive Vesterheim events.
  • New! An introductory six-month subscription to The Norwegian American for only $17.50—a 50% savings! The Norwegian American is America’s only Norwegian newspaper in existence, and it has been published continuously since 1889. Sign up here, call (206) 784-4617, email subscribe@na-weekly.com, or write to 17713 15th Ave NE, #205, Shoreline, WA 98155 to set up your subscription. Offer valid on new subscriptions only. Limit one per Vesterheim membership.

For an additional fee, philanthropic members can subscribe to the Rosemaling Letter, which is jam-packed with the most current information about this Norwegian folk art.

  • Rosemaling Letter—within the United States: $15.00
  • Rosemaling Letter—international: $25.00

Join, give or renew a membership

This colorful short video explores Vesterheim’s history and all we have to offer.