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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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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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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
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
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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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

  • McNamara Center - University of Minnesota (map)
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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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Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure" with David Jones

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: “Prohibition: A Grand Misadventure” with David Jones.

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Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness
May
15
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: "Women in the Bible" with Michael Rogness

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: “Women in the Bible” with Michael Rogness of Luther Seminary.

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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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Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls

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: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

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

Max Stevenson Presents Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House

  • Mindekirken - The Norwegian Lutheran Church (map)
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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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