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In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts

November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trunk with rosemaling from Vesterheim collection

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

Nov. 7, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa

Join the Daughters of Norway Eva Nansen Lodge and Vesterheim Collection Manager Jennifer Kovarik 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 in-person open meeting. Visitors wishing to attend the meeting should email lodge member Sheryl Farrand at sfssecretplace@​sbcglobal.net to RSVP. Jennifer will join the meeting remotely to share the presentation virtually.

Questions? Contact Molly Thompson, Vesterheim Annual Fund Gift Officer, at mthompson@veste​​​rheim.org or 563-382-9681.

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


November 7, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM