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The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019
Nov
23
to Jan 5

The 5th Anniversary Gingerbread Wonderland - 2019

Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House’s annual signature Holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland returns to the Galleri for its 5th anniversary!

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50 Years of Bundt Cake Recipes from the Wacky to the Divine
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

50 Years of Bundt Cake Recipes from the Wacky to the Divine

Join us for this FREE bundt event! Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune discuss the iconic Bundt pan over the decades, the sometimes wild recipes that went with it, and its place as one of the state’s leading culinary exports.

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Memorial Service for Jon Pederson
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for Jon Pederson

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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A memorial service to honor our tireless supporter and friend, Jon Pederson will be held at Mindekirken on Sunday, October 13, at 3:00pm. An outdoor reception will follow the service, and Norway House will be open for those who wish to sit inside with coffee. Norway House and Mindekirken are located on the same block with a shared parking lot.

The address for Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church is:
924 East 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Among the many hats Jon wore in the Norwegian-American community, he served on the Norway House Board of Directors and was the former Board Chairman. He touched many lives through his steadfast involvement in our community until his sudden passing on August 29. His funeral was held on September 5 in Spicer, MN.

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Baked Goods for the Memorial

In thinking of ways we could honor our beloved Jon Pederson, and friends have wondered what could they do, we are asking that anyone who would like to make a baked good, especially Norwegian, for his memorial service, it would be appreciated.

Stine Aasland, the Waffle Queen, who considered Jon her American father, will be making waffles, to honor him.  She will be serving waffles and coffee outdoors. Mindekirken and Norway House will serve coffee and baked goods. We feel this should best accommodate the anticipated amount of friends expected.

We will need the baked goods to be delivered to Norway House on Saturday, October 12th between the hours 10-2. 

If you need to have the container/tin they are delivered in returned to you,  please mark it with masking tape and your name and phone number.

Please contact Nancy Olson by email or phone as to what you are contributing and approximate amount.  Such as 4 dozen Krumkake or 1 pan of lemon bars (small\large) – Jon’s favorite!

Volunteers will be needed to help with plating and serving.  Let Nancy know if you would be willing to help. We will be working around the Leif Eriksson Festival being held at the church in the morning, including a special lunch, and we will plate the cookies at 9:00 at the church and take them to Norway House after the service. After the service, we'll need help monitoring and cleaning up during and after the reception. As Jon used to say, “Many hands make light work.”

Nancy Olson
norskheart@aol.com
612-384-7535


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2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Priscilla Chang and Jihyang (Jane) Son, Winners of the 2019 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition, perform works of Edvard Grieg and Synne Skouen to kick off the 2019-20 Edvard Grieg Society Recital Series at Mindekirken.

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Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt
Sep
14
to Nov 3

Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt

Twin Cities’ family-owned and operated kitchen design and manufacturing company, Nordic Ware is undoubtedly known most for introducing the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt® cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.

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Opening Reception for Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt

Twin Cities’ family-owned and operated kitchen design and manufacturing company, Nordic Ware is undoubtedly known most for introducing the Bundt® pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt® cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.

Celebrate the opening of Norway House’s latest exhibit in the Gallery.

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Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020

We are elated to introduce Norway House’s upcoming trip to Norway with Borton Overseas and Edvard Grieg Scholar and Historian, Dr. Bill Halverson in August, 2020! Journey through the breathtaking landscape, historical landmarks, and favorite haunts of the Nordics’ most celebrated composer in this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

All are invited for a happy hour and tour introduction at Norway House. We’ll lay out the stunning itinerary of private tours and performances, you’ll get to meet the tour host, Dr. Halverson, and ask questions about the tour and be among the first to register.

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Oslo Pax: Peace and Climate Change
Sep
5
7:00 AM07:00

Oslo Pax: Peace and Climate Change

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo is organizing the first-ever Oslo Pax: an annual peace gathering at The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

The Oslo Pax will also be live-streamed all over the world. Norway House invites you to come view the discussion on September 5, and participate by tweeting in questions from the Norway House that will be asked live at the Oslo Pax!

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Nordstjernen Young Professionals Kick-Off Event
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Nordstjernen Young Professionals Kick-Off Event

Please join us for a night of socializing and networking at Summit Brewing in St. Paul to kick off the 2019-2020 season of events for Nordstjernen Young Professionals!

We'll be meeting at 5:30 pm for a casual happy hour before a brewery tour (with a complimentary beer) at 6:30. In the spirit of Norwegian socializing, there may also be a Norwegian drinking song or two...

If you are a young professional/adult and are interested in learning more about Norway or finding others who share your passion for Norwegian culture, please join us. We would love to meet you!

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Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building with Bjørn Ihler
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building with Bjørn Ihler

How can we talk about and understand hate and violence in our community and in the world? In what ways does hate lead to violence? How does hate appear in our communities and networks?

Heartland Democracy welcomes Norwegian activist and academic Bjørn Ihler to Minnesota, to help us launch a new conversation and action agenda around recognizing and combating hate and violence.

Bjørn will be joined by Democracy Heartland at Norway House to host an informal dialogue and Q&A on these issues leading up to Bjørn’s lecture at Macalester the following day, Monday, June 24th.

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MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug
Jun
21
to Sep 1

MOTHER: a vision of the Eisenhower-era mother; eager to please, ready to serve and blissfully sweeping the unmentionable under the rug

Judy Olausen’s personal project developed into a best-selling and influential book, Mother, published in 1996, broke a sales record at The New York Times.  It is also a loving tribute to her mother, Vivian, who modeled for the images, and took the artist four years to complete. Quoted in Harper’s, Olausen described her mother as part of “…a forgotten generation of women who put their kids and husbands before their own needs and hovered in the background, like furniture.” 

This canonically Minnesotan and Nordic-American artist will show her work in the Gallery at Norway House this Summer. You are heartily invited to experience the detailed scenes and humor guaranteed to make you smirk.

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Literature Talk: Karen Babine in Conversation with Karen Havelin at Moon Palace Books
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Literature Talk: Karen Babine in Conversation with Karen Havelin at Moon Palace Books

Join us at Moon Palace Books for a reading with Karen Havelin from her new book Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, followed by a conversation with Karen Babine (All the Wild Hungers​, 2019).

This community event is free and open to the public.

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Climate Change Comes Home: A Moderated Discussion
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Change Comes Home: A Moderated Discussion

Join Norway House - Minnesota Peace Initiative for a moderated discussion featuring guest speakers Dr. Lee Freilich and Dr. Gayle Schueller.

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Norwegian Kids' Movie: Operation Arctic
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Norwegian Kids' Movie: Operation Arctic

The next installment of the Norwegian movie series is for families and children on a Saturday afternoon. Presenting, OPERATION ARCTIC (Operasjon arktis), a film by Grethe Bøe-Waal, based on the novel by Leif Hamre.

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SÁMI DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sámi
Apr
12
to Jun 9

SÁMI DREAMS: Conversations with Modern-Day Sámi

The Sámi, northern Europe's only indigenous people, share dreams few others fully understand. Norway House is proud to host Hyman’s collection of portraits and audio interviews featuring the Norwegian Sámi community as Norwegian-American audiences continue to contemplate contemporary Norwegian identities and politics in relationship to our own.

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INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition
Mar
25
to Mar 30

INTER-CONNECTED: An NCECA Exhibition

Claytopia, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 25-30, 2019. Norway House is proud to host a week-long showcase curated by James Ibur.

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Vafler & Quiz with Nordstjernen
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Vafler & Quiz with Nordstjernen

Join Nordstjernen for our March event at the Norway House. All are welcome! You'll have the opportunity to make your own heart-shaped waffles, hang out & meet new people, and test your Quiz knowledge - there are prizes to be won!

A $5 admission gets you waffles and a seasonal mixed drink, and there will be additional food & drinks for sale at the kaffebar.

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Norwegian Movie Night: Before Snowfall
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Norwegian Movie Night: Before Snowfall

  • Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University (map)
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We continue our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller), a film by Hisham Zaman. This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Augsburg University, and Norway House.

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