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In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts Presentation

May 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trunk with rosemaling from Vesterheim collection

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

May 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm

Location: New Directions Real Estate Building, lower level, 110 North Main Street, Westby, WI

As part of the Westby Syttende Mai celebration, Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilberton will 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.

The program is open to the public and starts at 1:00 pm. For more details about the event contact Dave Amundson at nissedal@mwt.net or visit HOME | Westby Syttende Mai (syttendemaiwestby.com).

Questions? Contact Kim Toussaint, Annual Giving & Membership Manager at ktoussaint@vesterheim.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


May 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM