Vesterheim is honored to invite you to attend a Friends Luncheon and Program on March 24, 2018, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna, Minnesota.
The program will be Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen by Chris Johnson, Vesterheim’s President/CEO.
Why do some people leave their homes in search of a better life? Explore the way a new exhibit at Vesterheim uses Knud Knudsen’s stunning black and white photography to wrestle with that question. Learn about some of the economic, social, and environmental factors that led to above-average rates of emigration from Knudsen’s hometown, the village of Tokheim on the Sørfjord.
We encourage you to wear your bunader or Norwegian sweater. Please bring a “portable artifact” or photograph from your family history to share at your table.
The menu is Grilled Salmon with Red Potatoes and Green Beans OR Vegetarian Stir-fry Vegetables with a Multigrain Rice Blend. Both are served with Tossed Salad, Rolls, Coffee, and a Scandinavian Sweet Treats Dessert Tray.
Everyone is welcome! Tickets are $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are required by March 16, 2018.