Making Folk Costumes

Join Barbro Tronhuus Storlien for a lecture on Norwegian folk costumes. Norway has a variety of more than 450 different folk costumes, and many of these have intricate embroideries. Many of...

Barnetimen Children’s Hour – November

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 fun...

Norwegian Christmas

[vc_custom_heading text="December 2, 2023 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m." use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="medium-heading bold"]Kick off the holiday season with the annual Norwegian Christmas celebration at Vesterheim! Activities in Heritage Park, Bethania Church, and the...

FamilieTid: Tomte and Nisse Christmas Stories

Get cozy this Christmas with stories about nisse and tomte, the mythological creatures from Norwegian and Swedish folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. These hidden folk bring good...

Exploring Møre og Romsdal Style Rosemaling

Come learn about the various examples of rosemaling from the area known as Mǿre og Romsdal Fylke (County) in Western Norway! Join Nancy Odalen, Vesterheim Gold Medalist and a recipient of...

In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts

Join the Sons of Norway Tusenvann Lodge based in Isle, Minnesota, and Vesterheim Collection Manager Jennifer Kovarik to explore the immigrant experience through stories associated with artifacts in Vesterheim’s collection....

Bokprat: A House in Norway by Vigdis Hjorth

Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College’s Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a regular bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life. The December bokprat features Vigdis...

Barnetimen Children’s Hour – December

Get in the festive spirit at Barnetimen! Vesterheim welcomes preschoolers and their caregivers to Barnetimen Children’s Hour. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building to learn about different...

The History of Norwegian Sweaters

Learn about the history of different types and styles of Norwegian sweaters, including Setesdal, Fana, Marius, and Olympic from textile expert and Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson. Laurann will also...

Event Series Free Second Saturday

Free Second Saturday

Vesterheim offers free admission the second Saturday of every month. Come and enjoy the museum! Special exhibits open are listed here. There's always something new! Free Second Saturdays are supported...