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Innovators & Inventors Presentation

August 15, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Innovators & Inventors Presentation

August 15, 2023 | Program at 7:00 p.m.

Location: In person at St. John's Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Join Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge in Des Moines, IA, and Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson! This meeting will be in-person and everyone is invited to attend.

Visitors wishing to attend should email lodge member Marie Quanbeck at mhquanbeck@gmail.com to RSVP.

Vesterheim’s recent exhibition, Innovators & Inventors, shares the stories of problem solvers and creative thinkers in the Norwegian-American community and highlights the many inventions. There are several “firsts” featured, like the outboard motor, gasoline pump, wearable pacemaker, airport jetway, and pizza delivery bag. There are also examples of how existing ideas and products were improved and expanded. Other stories focus on women innovators, the art of innovation, and inventions that we can’t live without. In this presentation, enjoy the stories behind the “firsts” and some of the products you use every day. All invented with the hopes of making our world a better place.

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.


August 15, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM