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Nordic Rune Series with Kari Tauring
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Nordic Rune Series with Kari Tauring

Explore the three sets of eight runes 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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Tuesday Open House at Mindekirken
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Tuesday Open House at Mindekirken

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, the subject is the history of Nordic Ware presented by Jennifer Dahlquist.

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Grieg Song Festival
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Grieg Song Festival

A three-day song festival featuring artists and scholars from across the midwest performing the vocal and piano music of Norway’s most well-known composer, Edvard Grieg.

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Minnesota Peace Initiative: Upcoming Event
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Minnesota Peace Initiative: Upcoming Event

The Minnesota Peace Initiative winter lecture will take place on this date at the McNamara Alumni Center. Check back for details and updated time of this event.

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Fårikål - Celebrating Fall Harvest with Mutton and Cabbage
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Fårikål - Celebrating Fall Harvest with Mutton and Cabbage

Fårikål is a compounded word that literally means "mutton in cabbage". Let's explore this special time of year while eating Fårikål, trying our hand at spinning, pondering the sheep skin tradition, and thinking about the sheep's heads of Christmas yet to come!

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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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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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Tech Talk: Former Norwegian Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen
Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

Tech Talk: Former Norwegian Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen

Meet former Minister Solvik-Olsen, learn what's happening in Norway and how he implemented technological innovations to effectivize Norway's infrastructure while helping it meet its world-leading climate goals. Admission includes a continental breakfast, presentation by Ketil Solvik-Olsen with Q&A, and an informal meet and greet.

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Explore Botswana with Sven Sundgaard: A Trip Introduction
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Explore Botswana with Sven Sundgaard: A Trip Introduction

Join Borton Overseas on March 6th to learn how you could travel with Twin Cities Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard to Botswana and Victoria Falls October 13-24, 2019. They will discuss the details of this exclusive tour and Sven will share personal stories about his experiences in Africa and talk about current conservation efforts across the African continent.

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Jan
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Introducing Pr. Anne Brit Aasland

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: Introducing Pr. Anne Brit Aasland

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Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Photos by Doug Ohman

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: Photos by David Ohman

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Jan
15
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Benefits of Giving via the ELCA Fund— Rebecca Palmgren & Pr. Tim Peterson

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: Benefits of Giving via the ELCA Fund— Rebecca Palmgren & Pr. Tim Peterson

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Jan
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Scott Peterson - Hunting for Stardust

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: Scott Peterson—Hunting for Stardust

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Tuesday Open House: Chris Falteisek — Nordic Christmas Customs, Traditions and Music
Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: Chris Falteisek — Nordic Christmas Customs, Traditions and Music

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: Nordic Christmas Customs, Traditions and Music with Chris Falteisek

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

The Degeneration of Democracy - Minnesota Peace Initiative

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people
Sep
4
11:00 AM11:00

Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Norwegian-American Agricultural Scientist who fed a billion people

Dr. John Haugo, who was a member of the University of Minnesota’s Borlaug Blue Ribbon Commission, will discuss Borlaug’s Norwegian roots, boyhood, education, career and honors. Borlaug’s honors include the Nobel Peace Prize and recognition as one of the world’s top three humanitarians and as the University of Minnesota’s most famous alumnus.

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

This encore presentation will be presented alongside Franklin Open Streets.

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Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Munch to Melgaard: Contemporary Art in Norway Today, A Norway House Galleri Talk

Max Stevenson, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Norway House in Minneapolis, will lead a presentation that explores the world of contemporary art in Norway today.

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Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Herbjørn Gausta: A Galleri Talk with Norway House Interns, Annika Vande Krol & Emily Linder

Luther College students and Norway House Inters, Emily Linder and Annika Vande Krol ‘19 will present their investigative research on this celebrated artist. Born in 1854 in Telemark, Norway, Gausta is best known for his rich landscapes and genre paintings as well as protraits of prominent, local individuals he met after moing to Harmony, Minnesota and attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

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Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Open House: Dr. Örn Arnar, Honorary Consul General of Iceland, Minneapolis

In keeping with the ever-popular tradition of Tuesday Open Houses at Mindekirken, Summer Open Houses will be held on Thursdays at Norway House, adjacent to the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. The cost for each event is $3, and a Nordic Waffle lunch can be purchased separately through ALSO Ingebretsen's in Norway House's Kaffebar before and after the program. This week, Dr. Örn Arnar and "From Turf Cottage to the Cover of Time."

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Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience

Kari Tauring is a musician, storyteller, and educator. Her identity as Norwegian American deepens in step with the timeline of her performances which she sometimes calls "Before Potatoes" (Bronze Age and Viking Era) and "After Potatoes" (Catholicism to Lefse). 

Identifying as Norwegian can really only come in the latter half of the "After Potatoes" period when Norway was finally winning independence. The struggles and relationship building of the Romantic period between districts and countries still has resonance in how we relate to one another today.

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