Perceptions of Norway: An exhibit by photographer Nancy Bundt on modern Norwegian identity
Apr
7
to Jun 10

Perceptions of Norway: An exhibit by photographer Nancy Bundt on modern Norwegian identity

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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Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis

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 month: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis.

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«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival

The 12th Man has sold out its first show in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival on Friday. Tickets for the Wednesday, April 25 7:00 screening at the Uptown Theatre are still available, and the festival is hoping to have a crowd there! Special discount on tickets for friends of Norway House!

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Mindekirken's Spring Rømmegrøt Luncheon
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mindekirken's Spring Rømmegrøt Luncheon

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Rømmegrøt is a rich cream porridge served warm with a drizzle of clear butter. (Cinnamon & sugar served on the side.) It is a traditional treat for special occasions. Includes: Simple open-face sandwiches, cookies & coffee, served by Alle Kvinner Mission.

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Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Author Talk with Hanne Ørstavik

Hanne Ørstavik is one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came in 2005 with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet), which was voted the 6th best Norwegian book of the last 25 years in a prestigious contest in Dagbladet. Since then, the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes. Ørstavik comes to Norway House to discuss Love in it's new English translation.
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Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea
May
8
2:00 PM14:00

Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea

Migrasong aims to shed a modern light on an important yet neglected part of the history of emigration from Norway 150 years ago. This was a period when many inhabitants were seeking a better and more secure future in a new land. The emigrants took folk tunes from home with them, and new songs came into being where they settled. These were songs of longing – music full of dreams of the lives they had lived and images of the new life awaiting them.

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Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: China: The New Silk Road: A Path to Peace?

The Minnesota Peace Initiative will be hosting its spring forum on China: The New Silk Road: A Road to Peace? Three expert panelists will dive into discussion about China's One Belt, One Road Initiative, and the future impact of this initiative. We invite you to join us for a night of enlightening dialogue on this global issue.

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Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit

Beginning Bracelet Beginners will explore the traditional jewelry techniques of triple braiding, coiled pewter wire, and sewing the finished braid to a softened reindeer hide strip. A reindeer antler button finishes off the bracelet. Advanced students will try new weaving patterns.
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If Norwegians Were Funny: The Ballad of Daisy and Billy
Aug
21
to Oct 28

If Norwegians Were Funny: The Ballad of Daisy and Billy

Local Norwegian-American artist, Bob Hest, presents a series of witty paintings that chronicle the settlement of Western Minnesota's Red River Valley by Scandinavian Immigrants at the turn of the century.
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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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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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Quartetto Testosterone
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Quartetto Testosterone

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All the way from Norway, Quartetto Testosterone will present an evening of music with violins, viola, and cello.

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted at the door in support of Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota programming

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Norwegian Author & Journalist Åsne Seierstad
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Norwegian Author & Journalist Åsne Seierstad

Meet internationally best-selling journalist and writer Åsne Seierstad, the acclaimed Norwegian journalist whose The Bookseller of Kabul was an international best-seller in the early 2000s. Seierstad will be discussing her brand new book Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad.

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Vesterheim Nordic Celebration & Marketplace
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Vesterheim Nordic Celebration & Marketplace

Celebrate Norwegian heritage at Vesterheim’s annual Nordic Celebration and Marketplace featuring Nordic vendors with wonderful Scandinavian items for sale, demonstrations from skilled folk artists, scholarly chats, delicious treats, and more. The marketplace concludes with a delectable meal and a program.

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NAHA Spring Member Meet-Up
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

NAHA Spring Member Meet-Up

Join the Norwegian-American Historical Association at Norway House for our Spring Member Meetup! Our program features a talk by runologist Henrik Williams of Uppsala University: "The Importance of Runic Inscriptions for History — And the Dangers of Fake History in Runology."
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The Power of a Well Planned Legacy
Apr
10
1:30 PM13:30

The Power of a Well Planned Legacy

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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Tuesday Open House: Nancy Bundt
Apr
3
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Nancy Bundt

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's speaker is photographer and American-Norwegian dual citizen, Nancy Bundt, whose exhibition, Perceptions of Norway... is on display at Norway House this Spring-Summer (more information in biography).
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Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Mixed-Level Sámi Bracelet Class with Liz Bucheit

Liz Bucheit teaches a traditional Sámi jewelry class incorporates elements of the northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire and sculpted antler. 

Liz Bucheit is the award-winning goldsmith and jeweler of Crown Trout Jewelry in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Liz holds a Master's degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has trained in traditional jewelry techniques in Ireland and Norway.

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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.  Join us for an evening of beautiful piano duets

$20.00 | Students free with student ID

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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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"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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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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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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