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In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts

February 22, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Trunk with rosemaling from Vesterheim collection

In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Norwegian Immigrants Brought to the United States

February 22, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Location: Online on Zoom

Join Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson to explore the immigrant experience through stories associated with artifacts in Vesterheim’s collection. Between 1825 and 1980, nearly one million Norwegians left for new lives in America. We’ll consider the reasons for leaving, what they brought, and where they settled.

This is an open meeting of the Denver Iowa Public Library. Visitors wishing to attend may contact Kelly Platte for a Zoom link: kplatte@denver.lib.ia.us.

Vesterheim staff members can give presentations to cultural, community, and church groups on a variety of topics. Find more information about presentation options and how to schedule one for your group here.

Trunk with rosemaling from Vesterheim collection


February 22, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM