Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
17
to Jan 7

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House will be creating Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 in our Galleri. We invite anyone who is interested -- regardless of their gingerbread baking level -- to participate in this local holiday tradition by bringing in a gingerbread house or building to put on display.

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5th Annual Julefest at Watson Block
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

5th Annual Julefest at Watson Block

Start off your holiday season with the 5th Annual Julefest, the Twin Cities' Scandinavian Christmas party!

This year, Julefest partners are excited to host this event at the newly renovated Watson Block, in Minneapolis' Historic Warehouse District. This unique space combines the historic aesthetic of brick and timber construction along with elegant contemporary finishes.

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SOLD OUT - Kransekake Baking Class - An Out & About Adventure
Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

SOLD OUT - Kransekake Baking Class - An Out & About Adventure

Norsk bakmester and Norway House board member, Kris Walseth invites you into her home for a cozy day of baking. Kris will show guests how to make the famous tiered Norwegian almond wedding cake. Each baker will make a small kransekake to bring home for their family to enjoy.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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In Cod We Trust: 10th Anniversary - Author Eric Dregni revisits his incredible year in Trondheim
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

In Cod We Trust: 10th Anniversary - Author Eric Dregni revisits his incredible year in Trondheim

10 years since the publication of In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian Dream, Erik Dregni’s book remains not only relevant, but also an hilarious and heartwarming memoir about Dregni’s year-long long experiment in Norway, including discoveries about his family history, culture clash, and his son’s birth into the remarkably generous Norwegian healthcare system. Dregni visits Norway House 10 years after the publication of his book to share slides and stories from winter in Norway, and to read selections from his book.

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Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Minnesota Historical Society: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

This is a "bucket-list" tour for all Minnesotans! Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minnesota Historical society in St. Paul. You will visit the lower level where the Society stores all paper, materials, and relics for future preservation and use int he main display areas of the building. Refreshments will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Nordic Ware: Behind the Scenes - An Out & About Adventure

An extra-special opportunity to tour the Nordic Ware factory with the VP of Manufacturing. Learn all about this Minnesota company - its 70-year history, its Scandinavian roots, its growth into an international brand, and Nordic Ware's latest products, just going to market. The factory outlet store will be open with a special discount for tour participants. Optional lunch to follow the tour at Mill Valley Kitchen.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Wilhelmina Smith, Cello
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cellist WILHELMINA SMITH was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.  In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world.  A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine.  Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.

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2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the winners from two divisions in its second annual Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Competition. The first-prize vocalists from the Advanced and Young Artists' Divisions of the competition, Bariton Harrison Hintzsche and Soprano Froya Olson will perform in a special concert recital at Mindekirken concluding the EGSMN 2018-2019 Season.

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Annual Jax Café Lutefisk Dinner - An Out & About Adventure
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Jax Café Lutefisk Dinner - An Out & About Adventure

An annual Norway House institution - Lutefisk, kjøttballer og lefser! --at Jax Café. YUM!

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative

  • McNamara Center - University of Minnesota (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Keynote Speakers for this program include:
Tom Hanson, currently serves as Program Secretary of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations and as a lecturer/consultant for the Great Decisions program at Global Minnesota.

Elaine Tyler May, a historian of the United States in the twentieth century and a Regents Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Jonas Bergan Draege, a joint postdoctoral research fellow with the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative (MEI) and the Center for International Development's Evidence for Policy Design.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.

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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Navigating the Late Cycle: How to Stay Invested in the Equity Market

The German-American Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you to join us at Norway House for this informative presentation by Michel Melendez of JP Morgan!

5:30 - 6:15 PM  Drinks, Light Appetizers and Networking
6:15 - 7:00 PM  Presentation followed by Q&A
7:00 - 8:00 PM  Networking 

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What is Öorlog? - Evening Session
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

What is Öorlog? - Evening Session

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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What is Öorlog?
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

What is Öorlog?

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet

In concert with Norwegian Heritage Month, there will be two sessions providing the opportunity for Norway House visitors to attend a class assisting with locating your ancestral place in Norway via a video training session by an expert from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, there will be assistance to help participants find their ancestral location in Norway. Participants may wish to bring material that may provide insight about their immigrant ancestor.

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Searching for Norwegian Ancestral Farms and Churches
Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Searching for Norwegian Ancestral Farms and Churches

Based upon his genealogical research, Dr. John Haugo will first describe Norwegian farming and church structure, primarily during the 1800s. Based upon his visits the ancestral farms and churches of each of his immigrant grandparents and great-grandparents will be described and shown.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 3)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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-Copenhagen Food- Book Signing & Demonstration with Trine Hahnemann
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

-Copenhagen Food- Book Signing & Demonstration with Trine Hahnemann

Over the past few years, gastronomes have started to realize what an exciting, dynamic and cosmopolitan city Copenhagen is, with a jewel to discover around nearly every corner. In Copenhagen Food, Trine Hahnemann invites you to discover the food culture of her home town, which is woven into the fabric of her daily life. This is another love letter from Trine to the city she has called home for almost 50 years now. Hahnemann visits Minneapolis on the {October 22nd for two book signing events to celebrate the release of the English Edition of her latest cookbook. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Gingerbread Wonderland Kits - Baking Party (2 of 2)
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Gingerbread Wonderland Kits - Baking Party (2 of 2)

  • Midtown Global Market - Kitchen in the Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Norway, there is a concept called Dugnad in which friends and families come together in a social way to help see a community project to completion. We seek to create another access point for families, organizations, and educational groups to start their own gingerbread decorating traditions by gathering a team to donate to create gingerbread house kits that include cookie walls, candy to decorate, and a royal icing recipe to assemble them all!

Participants will go home with an official Gingerbread Wonderland apron, a gingerbread kit to decorate themselves or pass along, and plenty of baking tips and practice to make their own gingerbread structure. Participants will also be recognized for their donation throughout the length of the exhibit.

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Gingerbread Wonderland Kits - Baking Party (1 of 2)
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Gingerbread Wonderland Kits - Baking Party (1 of 2)

  • Midtown Global Market - Kitchen in the Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Norway, there is a concept called Dugnad in which friends and families come together in a social way to help see a community project to completion. We seek to create another access point for families, organizations, and educational groups to start their own gingerbread decorating traditions by gathering a team to donate to create gingerbread house kits that include cookie walls, candy to decorate, and a royal icing recipe to assemble them all!

Participants will go home with an official Gingerbread Wonderland apron, a gingerbread kit to decorate themselves or pass along, and plenty of baking tips and practice to make their own gingerbread structure. Participants will also be recognized for their donation throughout the length of the exhibit.

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Nordic Happy Hour: Lakes & Legends
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Happy Hour: Lakes & Legends

A monthly Happy Hour in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for speakers and learners of Nordic languages - Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic! Bli med!

This month, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in Loring Park!

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Rep. Dean Urdahl: Norwegian Immigrants & the U.S. Dakota War of 1862
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Rep. Dean Urdahl: Norwegian Immigrants & the U.S. Dakota War of 1862

Dean Urdahl speaks about Min­nesota’s ‘war within a war’ in the Minnesota River Valley during the autumn of 1862. It has been over 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a disastrous time in Minnesota history. The war had a profound impact in shaping Minnesota as we know it today. (MNHS)

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Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Genealogy Class with Bygdelagenes Fellesraadet

In concert with Norwegian Heritage Month, there will be two sessions providing the opportunity for Norway House visitors to attend a class assisting with locating your ancestral place in Norway via a video training session by an expert from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, there will be assistance to help participants find their ancestral location in Norway. Participants may wish to bring material that may provide insight about their immigrant ancestor.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 2)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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St. Paul Gangster Tour - An Out & About Adventure
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

St. Paul Gangster Tour - An Out & About Adventure

Explore St. Paul in the 1930s, when gangsters ran the city and held influence over city officials. Meet at noon for this two-hour bus tour taking you through the St. Paul neighborhoods where John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Babyface Nelson, among others, made their living.  Your guide? A blast from the past nefarious gangster or his moll... Optional lunch following the tour at DeGideo's on West 7th Street - another notorious mobster hangout at the time.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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Panel Discussion: Under the Black & Baltic Deep
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Panel Discussion: Under the Black & Baltic Deep

Norway House invites our friends from Northern Clay Center to host a discussion on ceramics from the Baltics!

Join exhibition liaisons, Tomas J. Daunora, Juss Heinsalu, and Ieva Naglina, and curatorial adviser, Anthony Stellaccio, for a lively discussion about contemporary Baltic ceramics, led by moderator Robert Silberman. This event is free, but advanced registration is required.

See NCC’s website for registration details.

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Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Three Part Runes Exploration with Kari Tauring (Part 1)

Explore the three sets of eight runes of the Elder Futhark called ættr ("family groupings") in three two-hour sessions with Nordic root scholar, performer, and author Kari Tauring. She illustrates each rune with songs, artifacts, story telling, and humor rooted in 30 plus years of scholarship.

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Snowdrop Waltz - Book Release & Tour Kick-Off, with Author Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

Snowdrop Waltz - Book Release & Tour Kick-Off, with Author Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla

Follow the siblings, Andreas and Josephine, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from the end of the 19th century, to the dawn of the 20th. The novels are important contributions to understand why the Norwegians left, and the reality that met these great pioneers as the arrived in the West. The novels are loaded with authentic details and make learning history enjoyable and interesting.

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Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone — and What Those Myths Reveal About the (Mis)Shaping of Identity in the Face of the Religious and Racial Other

In this lecture, Dr. Krueger will discuss what Minnesota’s Viking myths reveal about anxieties related to religious and racial diversity that persist to the present day.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota, Mindekirken, and Tord Gustaven's North American management join forces to present one of Norway's leading artists.

Tord Gustavsen is a jazz pianist and composer, touring extensively and recording as both soloist and bandleader for several of his own ensembles.  Gustavsen was born in Oslo and raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus where he "grew up playing church music.”  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology before he turned to music full time.  A prize-winning performer and composer, he is recognized for his “rapt, pristine, meditative music.”  He also maintains his interests in Psychology, writing about the psychological processes involved in musical improvisation.

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Munch's Materials: How Science Informs Art History
Oct
2
4:00 PM16:00

Munch's Materials: How Science Informs Art History

Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College is initiating scientific analysis of an unattributed portrait of the violinist Eva Mudocci, believed to be by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Join analysts Jennifer Mass, Ph.D. and Adam Finnefrock, Ph.D., of SAFA to learn more about technical art history, its applications, and their examination of this intriguing portrait.

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North Wild Kitchen - Book Signing & Demonstration
Oct
2
1:30 PM13:30

North Wild Kitchen - Book Signing & Demonstration

Named by Saveur magazine as the 2016 Blog of the Year and Best New Voice, North Wild Kitchen and its creator Nevada Berg have become the authority on Norwegian cooking. With dozens of mouthwatering recipes for Norwegian-inspired dishes, North Wild Kitchen features equally enticing photography of the food and the country's landscape.

This book signing event will also include a demonstration of one of Berg’s recipes!

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Norwegian's Unite!
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Norwegian's Unite!

Unite with the Norwegian Consulate at the Minnesota United game as the Loons take on Norway's own Jo Inge Berget and New York City FC on Saturday, September 29.  We’ll grab food and beers at Surly Brewing before the game starts at 7:00pm. Great event for the whole family, and friends of Norway House and the Consulate receive a special group rate of only $30.

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Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Artist, Bob Hest

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: This week: Bob Hest, a Norwegian- and Swedish-American painter and designer, whose work is on display at Norway House through October 28th in a collection entitled “The Ballad of Billy & Daisy.”

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Lady with a Stick
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lady with a Stick

Who are the staff carrying women of Old Norse tradition and how do they manifest in traditional Norwegian folk songs? From archaeological finds to Old Norse poetry to the Kjærringa med Staven, Kari Tauring, our resident lady with a stick, will shed light on these mysterious and magical women through stories and songs!

Adults, families, and children are welcome and encouraged to share in this daytime event.

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GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament
Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

GACC-Midwest MN & Norway House Annual Golf Tournament

The German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest, MN Chapter joins forces with Norway House to hit the green for this annual golf tournament and fundraiser. Register your team today!

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