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Twin Cities Friends of Vesterheim

April 19, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Twin Cities Friends of Vesterheim

April 19, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Rush Creek, 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN

Everyone is warmly invited to this event!

This event has been canceled. Find more info and updates here.

Enjoy an afternoon featuring social time with friends, shopping the Vesterheim Museum Store, and a 30-minute mini-course, followed by a special midday meal and a visual tour of the current Favorite Things exhibit.

11:00-12:30 – Social Time
Enjoy coffee and browse the Vesterheim Museum Store pop-up shop.
12:00-12:30 – Mini-course offerings (see below)
12:30-1:15 – Middag
A special lunch of open-faced sandwiches, cold salad, fruit plater, herring and crackers, and specialty cakes
1:15-1:45 – The featured program, Favorite Things: From Viking Swords to Spinning Wheels
Vesterheim’s Jennifer Kovarik will share images and stories of rarely-seen objects currently on display in the Favorite Things exhibit. She will also provide insight into how museums collect, preserve, and give access to these treasured objects.

Mini-course options include:
Norwegian 101
Inspired by Vesterheim’s collection, Becky Hegstad and Ethan Bjelland will lead a playful language lesson.

When Disney Called – Vesterheim and Disney’s Frozen with Jennifer Kovarik
Vesterheim’s Jennifer Kovarik will highlight some of the traditions, motifs, and designs that helped create the richly imagined Norway of Elsa and Anna in the Frozen movies.

How to Host a Smørbrød Party with Kristi Bissell of True North Kitchen
Get ready to delight your friends and family with delicious Nordic open sandwiches! Kristi Bissell from the Nordic food blog, True North Kitchen, will cover the basics for making and enjoying smørbrød at home.

Advanced reservations only.
Early bird price – By April 10: $60
After April 10: $70

Bunader and Norwegian sweaters encouraged!

Contact for more information or to make a reservation: Anna Runestad, 563-382-9681, ext. 107, arunestad@vesterheim.org.


April 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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