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September 2017

Benefit Auction

September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - October 1, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

Vesterheim's 2017 Folk Art Benefit Auction raised $16,075. Fantastic! Thank you to all the wonderful artists who donated pieces, to Viking Cruises, and to everyone who bid. This annual auction is your chance to own one-of-a-kind pieces of rosemaling, woodworking, fiber arts, and more by the best artists working in the Norwegian tradition. Watch for information in 2018 about Vesterheim’s next Folk Art Benefit Auction.Proceeds from the auction will benefit Vesterheim’s Folk Art School, which has provided classes since 1967…

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December 2017

Norwegian Christmas

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every year that begins at 10:00 AM on day first of December, repeating indefinitely

Ring in the season with Vesterheim at a Norwegian Christmas Celebration on December 2, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This lively day of events includes Scandinavian holiday traditions, crafts, music, a movie, treats, and more. Free admission for kids! Highlights this year: • This event is a great opportunity to see Vesterheim’s special exhibitions, including Spoons: Carving. Community, Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen, and, Koselig, which explores this Norwegian word, often translated as cozy with a sense of warm-hearted contentment—perfect…

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May 2018

Syttende Mai

May 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every year that begins at 9:00 AM on of May, repeating until May 17, 2019

Are you ready for a parade? Vesterheim welcomes you to a Syttende Mai celebration with a traditional Children’s Parade, a performance by Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, and other activities.

Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll.

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October 2018

Vesterheim Benefit Auction 2018

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - October 21, 2018 @ 9:00 PM

THANK YOU for making this a successful auction! We are very grateful to everyone who so generously bid, donated artistic creations and treasures, and shared this opportunity with family, friends, and community to support Vesterheim's Folk Art School! 35 items sold $17,262 total proceeds 98 bidders with 661 bids Thank you for your interest and participation and we hope that you will be part of the 2019 Folk Art Benefit Auction. Auction items and final bids are available to view…

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February 2019

Barneløpet

February 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 20th annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.

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May 2019

Syttende Mai

May 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Are you ready for a parade? Vesterheim welcomes you to a Syttende Mai celebration with a traditional Children’s Parade, a performance by Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, and other activities.

Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll.

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July 2019

Folk-Art Banquet

July 26 @ 6:00 PM

Vesterheim’s annual Folk-Art Banquet puts the “folk” into folk arts! While we often focus our attention on the material objects of folk-art traditions, it’s really the people who bring those traditions to life. And there’s no livelier gathering of folk artists (and those who appreciate Norwegian folk art) than the Folk-Art Banquet! In addition to the usual scrumptious food and gorgeous setting, this year’s banquet will also feature Hardanger fiddle playing as well as demonstrations by students from the after-school…

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October 2019

Vesterheim Benefit Auction 2019

October 12 - October 20

Update: THANK YOU for making this a successful auction! We are very grateful to everyone who so generously bid, donated your artistic creations and treasures, and shared this opportunity with family, friends, and community to support Vesterheim's Folk Art School! There were 111 bidders and 61 items sold, which grossed $17,936. Find final bids on pieces here  www.biddingforgood.com/VEST-AUCTION. Contact Marcia McKelvey at 563-382-9681, or mmckelvey@vesterheim.org, with auction questions. Thank you for your interest and participation, and we hope that you…

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