Vesterheim is giving an online presentation for Livsreise- Norwegian Heritage Center. Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson will speak about Norwegian coverlets. In farm homes all across Norway, women wove warm, wool coverlets for their beds. These colorful coverlets, called åklær, were also used as wall hangings on festive occasions. They played important roles during baptism, weddings, and funerals. They came to America with the immigrants and were an important reminder of their life in Norway. The presentation is illustrated with images of many Vesterheim’s 140 coverlets.
This program is open to the public, but registration is required. Visitors wishing to attend may register here.
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.