Norwegian Christmas

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Norwegian Christmas celebration at Vesterheim! Activities in Heritage Park and Bethania Church are free, and admission to the museum's Main Building is...

Free Second Saturday – Show and Tell Dolls

Show and tell isn't just for kids. Bring a favorite doll (or photo) to show and tell about.  All ages are welcome. More details to come. In connection with the...

FamilieTid: Music

Gather the family together and join celebrated Finnish musicians Soili Perkiö and Maija Karhinen for an hour of Scandinavian music. Soili and Maija return to us by popular demand after...

Vesterheim TVprat: Hjem Til Jul, Season 1

In a twist on Vesterheim's monthly bokprat discussions, join us in December for a discussion of the Norwegian television series Hjem til Jul with Dr. Maren Anderson Johnson! This rom-com...

Barnetimen Children’s Hour – December

Vesterheim welcomes preschoolers and their caregivers to Barnetimen Children’s Hour. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building to explore objects and stories in the museum’s collection and make...

Barneløpet

Get outside and enjoy the winter at the 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.

Bokprat: Kristine, Finding Home by Aleta Chossek

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. In February, Dr. Johnson...

Love Spells from Norwegian Grimoires: With Eirik Storesund

Old Norse philologist Eirik Storesund, host and creator of the Brute Norse podcast, has translated a curated selection of charms, spells, and sorcerous recipes from Norwegian grimoires and vernacular tradition on the...