Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!   We enjoyed a beautiful day celebrating Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution Day, on May 17 at Vesterheim with a children’s parade through Vesterheim’s Heritage Park, storytelling, crafts, an online concert with Nordic folk musician Vidar Skrede, Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, free admission and ice cream, and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who visited!

This event has been made possible for 25 years by generous gifts to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from Jeff and Marilyn Roverud.

The 1814 Matching Gift Challenge We are amazed and humbled by your support of the 1814 Challenge yesterday. We are excited to share that your donations on Syttende Mai, including TWO matching gifts of $1,814 from Jeff and Marilyn Roverud, raised $13,000 for the Vesterheim Annual Fund!

The donations yesterday will help support youth and multi-generational programs at Vesterheim, keeping future generations inspired by and engaged with the Norwegian-American story.  Tusen takk!