Vesterheim’s Heritage Park
Even if you are unable to attend the guided tour, it is worth wandering the grounds and reading the placards outside each of the 12 buildings.
An impish nisse, made of concrete, that was made in 1954 by Halvor Landsverk, a well-known wood carver and sculptor from Whalen, Minnesota.
The 99th Infantry Battalion Display
This special battalion, which was activated in 1942, consisted of 1000 Norwegian-Americans who were trained to liberate Norway from Nazi control.
The Lars Christenson Altar
Christenson began carving this altar in 1890. Ten years later, when the altar was completed, the congregation for which he carved it did not accept it. One theory is that it varied too much from the more popular style of the time. The church subsequently burned, but the altar did not since it continued to be stored at Christenson’s farm.