Vesterheim's Objects on Loan

Vesterheim lends objects to institutions around the country. These have included the Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California; Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska; Ellis Island, New York; Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; and the Apron Museum in Iuka, Mississippi.

The locations of all the Vesterheim’s exhibits and objects that currently on loan are listed below.

Current Locations

Nordic Heritage Museum

Seattle, Washington

This five-year loan to their core exhibition includes a Luther College pennant, a political button, and a bygdelag badge.

Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center

Stoughton, Wisconsin

The exhibit Innovators and Inventors, opening at Livsreise in April 2023, celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of Norwegian immigrants and their descendants in America.

Also, objects and historical images related to stories of Norwegians in Wisconsin are included in the center’s core exhibit.