On Saturday, September 30, 2023, Vesterheim celebrated the opening of the Commons with a public dedication and ribbon cutting! It was a wonderful day to welcome so many friends to Decorah – project contractors and designers, city officials, and visitors from around the country! Thank you to the donors who helped make the project possible. We are so thrilled to announce that the Commons is officially open!

Enjoy pictures of the celebration below.

Watch a video of the opening comments here.

View a commemorative booklet (PDF) here.