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The History of Norwegian Sweaters

January 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The History of Norwegian Sweaters

January 27, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.

Location: In-person at 1385 Mendota Heights Rd, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN or online on Zoom

Learn about the history of different types and styles of Norwegian sweaters, including Setesdal, Fana, Marius, and Olympic from textile expert and Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson. Laurann will also discuss the symbolism behind some of the patterns and colors on sweaters made today.

This is an open meeting of the Norwegian American Genealogical Association (N-AGA). Non-members are welcome to attend and registration is not required for in-person. Anyone interested in attending the presentation remotely may contact president@norwegianamerican.org for a link. 

Questions? Contact Kim Toussaint, Associate Director of Development, 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.


January 27
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM