Speakers

  • Laurann Gilbertson, Chief Curator
  • Dale Goodman, Former Vesterheim Trustee
  • Martha Griesheimer, Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Chris Johnson, President/CEO
  • Jennifer Kovarik, Registrar and Youth Educator
  • Kate Martinson, Former Vesterheim Trustee

To arrange for a presentation, fill out the form provided on this page or call 563-382-9681.

Request a Vesterheim Speaker

Vesterheim staff members can give presentations to cultural, community, and church groups on a variety of topics. Staff speakers will give presentations to groups visiting Decorah, to groups in their own towns (subject to schedule availability), or online as a virtual presentation. 

As part of Vesterheim’s response to COVID-19, staff travel is currently restricted. However, speakers are still available to speak to your group online through your organization’s video conferencing program (i.e. Zoom). 

Below is a complete list of prepared presentations. If you have questions about additional topics or outreach opportunities, contact Molly Thompson, Vesterheim Annual Fund Gift Officer, mthompson@vesterheim.org

To arrange for a presentation or ask a question, fill out the ‘Schedule a Speaker’ form on this page. A Vesterheim staff member will contact you as soon as possible regarding your request.

All groups are encouraged to give a donation to Vesterheim as an honorarium. If speakers travel outside of Decorah, hosting groups are required to pay round-trip mileage at the IRS rate (currently $.575/mile) and, for evening presentations, provide overnight accommodations (hotel or private housing).

List of Presentations

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