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Norwegian Folk Costumes: A Living Tradition Presentation

May 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bunad detail from Vesterheim's collection

Norwegian Folk Costumes: A Living Tradition

May 18, 2024 | 11:00 am

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 Gilbertson will explore Norway’s tradition of colorful folk costumes is as old as the Middle Ages, and as young as the 1940s. Learn about the history of costumes from Hardanger, Telemark, Hallingdal, and many other regions of Norway. The forces of politics, fashion, and immigration have left their mark on this important part of Norwegian and Norwegian-American folk culture.

The program is open to the public and starts at 11:00 am. 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.

Bunad detail from Vesterheim's collection


May 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM