We are sorry to announce that this event has been canceled. Vesterheim is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Find more info and updates here. We hope that on May 17 you all have an opportunity to shout Hurra! Hurra! Hurra! and wave a Norwegian flag from your windows!
Vesterheim welcomes you to our Syttende Mai celebration! Come for a performance by Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, and other activities from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The museum will be open with free admission from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll. Now, to celebrate their constitution and national independence, excited crowds of Norwegians, especially children, parade through the streets, waving flags and singing songs. Syttende Mai is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom wherever it occurs.
In case of inclement weather, the Nordic Dancers will be canceled.
Syttende Mai is sponsored by Jeff and Marilyn Roverud and Sons of Norway Decorah Lodge.