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March 2018

Rocks and Hard Places—Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen Luncheon and Program with Southern Minnesota Friends

March 24, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Why do some people leave their homes in search of a better life? Explore the way a new exhibit at Vesterheim uses Knud Knudsen’s stunning black and white photography to wrestle with that question. Learn about some of the economic, social, and environmental factors that led to above-average rates of emigration from Knudsen’s hometown, the village of Tokheim on the Sørfjord.

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May 2018

North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story

May 14, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Vesterheim is teaming up with the Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge #482 in Story City and Vesterheim members are invited! Kate Martinson, retired Luther College professor and Vesterheim volunteer and trustee, will present North Sea to South Seas: The Norwegian Sugar Cane Story.  A little known chapter of the Norwegian-American immigrant story is of the Norwegians who became owners and workers within the exploding sugar cane industry on the island of Kauai in the late nineteenth century. This presentation traces…

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September 2018

North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story in Cedar Falls

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Vesterheim is teaming up with the Sons of Norway Solglimt Lodge #547 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Vesterheim members are invited! Kate Martinson, retired Luther College professor and Vesterheim volunteer and trustee, will present North Sea to South Seas: The Norwegian Sugar Cane Story.  A little known chapter of the Norwegian-American immigrant story is of the Norwegians who became owners and workers within the exploding sugar cane industry on the island of Kauai in the late nineteenth century. This presentation traces…

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October 2018

Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace – Chicago

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to this benefit for Vesterheim! Everyone is welcome. Schedule of Events Nordic Marketplace 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Come to do early Christmas shopping at our Marketplace, featuring Norwegian and other Scandinavian-inspired wares. Visit all of the vendors and enter to win door prizes. Luncheon and Program 12:00 p.m. Nordic Roots as Inspiration: How Scandinavian Heritage Has Inspired Our World of Wool by Textile Designer Laurie Jacobi Laurie Jacobi…

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February 2019

North Sea to South Seas: The Story of Norwegians in Hawaii’s Sugar Industry

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Vesterheim is teaming up with the Sons of Norway Desert Fjord Lodge in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Vesterheim members are invited! Kate Martinson, retired Luther College professor and Vesterheim volunteer and trustee, will present North Sea to South Seas: The Story of Norwegians in Hawaii’s Sugar Industry. A little-known chapter of the Norwegian-American immigrant story is of the Norwegians who became owners and workers within the exploding sugar cane industry on the island of Kauai in the late nineteenth century. This…

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October 2019

Chicago Friends of Vesterheim Event

October 19, 2019

The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to this benefit for Vesterheim!
Everyone is welcome.
October 19, 2019, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Rolling Green Country Club | 2525 East Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL

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November 2019

Folk Art and Friendship in La Crosse, Wisconsin

November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vesterheim would like to invite you to attend
FOLK ART AND FRIENDSHIP
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI

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March 2020

Madison Friends of Vesterheim

March 28 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This event has been canceled.

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April 2020

Twin Cities Friends of Vesterheim

April 19 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This event has been canceled.

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Des Moines Friends of Vesterheim

April 26 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

This event has been canceled.

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