Persistence of Vision
Jan
9
to Mar 25

Persistence of Vision

Prolific Minnesota artist, Bettye Olson, will host a pop-up show in the Norway House Galleri between January 9 - January 14. The pop-up exhibit will include works included in the recent publication Persistence of Vision: The Art of Bettye Olson by Julie L'Enfant and Jaden Hansen, published by Afton Press.

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Norway and the United States: Partners in the Polar Region
Jan
19
to Mar 25

Norway and the United States: Partners in the Polar Region

Come visit this rotating exhibit in the Coltvet Room at Norway House celebrating more than a century of collaboration and joint exploration between Norway and the United States. Many of the first discoveries in the Arctic and the Antarctic were made by Norwegian or American expeditions, or by Norwegian and American explorers working together.

A Fram Museum exhibition courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy

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How to Trace Your Norwegian Ancestors
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

How to Trace Your Norwegian Ancestors

A hands-on workshop with Norwegian genealogist, Liv Marit Haakenstad.


Participants will begin researching US sources, to find their family's origins in the US, and where they moved from. Haakenstad will then assist participants with sources from Norway to "put the pieces of the puzzle together."  Haakenstad will also discuss how to search the "Digital Archive" and other online sources of searchable and scanned historical documents. 

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Unison Piano Duo: Luther College Music Faculty
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Unison Piano Duo: Luther College Music Faculty

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Luther College piano faculty members, Du Huang and Xiao Hu, perform widely as the Unison Piano Duo and their heartfelt and exquisite performances have earned praises from critics and audiences around the world.  JJoin us for an evening of beautiful piano duets

$20.00 | Students free with student ID

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Perceptions of Norway: A Photographic Exhibit on the Identity of Norwegians Today
Apr
6
to Jun 10

Perceptions of Norway: A Photographic Exhibit on the Identity of Norwegians Today

Perceptions of Norway: A photographic exhibit on the identity of Norwegians today is a photographic exhibit that expands our viewpoints of Norwegians and their culture. Through the eyes of fellow American, photographer Nancy Bundt — an expat residing in Norway for 25 years — guests to the exhibit will be able to witness the stories of a diverse group of Norwegians.

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Gingerbread Wonderland 2018
Nov
20
to Jan 6

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.

More information coming Fall 2018 on how to participate!

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"Arctic Discussion Series" with Sven Sundgaard
Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

"Arctic Discussion Series" with Sven Sundgaard

Sven Sundgaard is a meteorologist at KARE11 with a passion for the environment and the climate. Sven has traveled the world extensively highlighting climate change & environmental issues. Join him as he discusses why the planet's Arctic & Antarctic are particularly vulnerable to changes in the delicate climate balance.

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Welcome to the North
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Welcome to the North

Please join us for an exciting weekend of free, family-friendly fun as we celebrate Midwinter in Minnesota and American Football in true Nordic style at Norway House!

Brought to you by Norway House, Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) - Upper Midwest Chapter, Larkin Hoffman, Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General and InJoy Events & Outreach, LLC with our Presenting Sponsor Borton Overseas - Journeys to Extraordinary Lands, "Welcome to the North" features tons of outdoor and indoor fun!

Ice Bar with traditional Nordic drinks (sponsored by Borton Overseas)
Cool, local, market-style shopping (featuring a variety of traditional wares and crafts)
Real-life Norwegian Vikings Costume Contest (everyone is welcome to participate! We will have prizes for Most Authentic and Fantasy), a “Viking Quiz,” games, dancing, and activities by Vølve Kari Tauring and Concordia Language Villages, fun food and snacks by ALSO Ingebretsen's.  Exhibit inside the Galleri at Norway House (entrance fee applies), and a raffle and silent auction (need not be present to win). 

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm & Sunday, February 4, 2018 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm


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The Power of a Well Planned Legacy -- CANCELED
Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

The Power of a Well Planned Legacy -- CANCELED

You're invited to a free seminar presented by our friends at Sons of Norway!

Come learn and participate in a discussion on how you can impact future generations. We hope to inspire your thoughts and priorities on what is important for your legacy. Our goal is to help you accomplish a plan that works and our discussion will demonstrate what is possible.

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A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza! Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Annual Fundraiser
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza! Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Annual Fundraiser

Please join the Edvard Grieg Society, Saturday, January 13, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Norway House for its second annual fundraiser, “A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza!” The event will include memorable musical performances along with a champagne and dessert reception. 

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Book Signing with Artist Bettye Olson
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Book Signing with Artist Bettye Olson

Meet prolific Minnesota artist, Bettye Olson, as she greets and signs books from her recent art publication The Persistence of Vision: The Art of Bettye Olson by Julie L'Enfant and Jaden Hansen.

Books will be available for sale through Also Ingebretsen's starting on January 9 and books and refreshments will be available during the book signing.

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Max Stevenson Presents Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Max Stevenson Presents Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House

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Join Norway House Director of Galleri and Communication, Max Stevenson, at Mindekirken - The Norwegian Luthern Church as he talks about the traditions of gingerbread creation around the world and in Norway, as well as talk about this year‘s Gingerbread Wonderland exhibit at Norway House. After the presentation, join Max at the Norway House Galleri to view this year’s gingerbread exhibit.

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The Norwegian Christmas with Jardar Johansen
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

The Norwegian Christmas with Jardar Johansen

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Jardar Johansen is one of Northern Norway’s foremost performers. For more than 16 years, Jardar has done a Christmas tour that has developed into the most popular series of concerts for the holidays in Northern Norway. 

Join us as Johansen brings his Norwegian Christmas concerts to the United States. The concerts in the US feature songs in both Norwegian and English. Young and old alike are certain to recognize some of the tunes and enjoy great stories from the motherland.

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Gingerbread Wonderland - Twin Cities
Nov
21
to Jan 7

Gingerbread Wonderland - Twin Cities

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House will be creating Gingerbread Wonderland - Twin Cities in our Galleri. You will find familiar buildings and landmarks -- both contemporary and historical -- created by everyone from professional bakers to first-time gingerbread enthusiasts.

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Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast
Nov
21
6:30 AM06:30

Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Join us Norway House at the 33rd Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast (NATB), held every year on the Tuesday morning before Thanksgiving hosted by Sons of Norway. The event brings together people of Nordic heritage to enjoy a breakfast, music, and three distinguished individuals from the community to speak on the topics of freedom, faith, family, and friends. 

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Lutefisk Lovers at Jax Cafe
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lutefisk Lovers at Jax Cafe

Join us for Lutefisk dinner at Jax Cafe for a meal of Lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, salad, dessert and lefse! 

Register with Nancy by calling (612) 384-7535 or email norskheart@aol.com

$50 per person
- includes dinner, cash bar, tax & gratuity ($20 tax deductible donation to Norway House)

1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 

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