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  • Vesterheim: The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center
    of the people who live there File Under Norway Tours Read More Share Your Vesterheim Experience Blog about your visit to Vesterheim and the Decorah area at Imagine Northeast Iowa and Travel Iowa blogs File Under News Read More Chris Johnson Vesterhiem President CEO Featured in Luther Alumni Magazine Chris Johnson Vesterhiem President CEO is featured in Luther Alumni Magazine File Under News Read More Events Calendar Scandinavian Bowl Turning on a Spring Pole Lathe February 10 12 2016 Read more Band Loom Carving and Bandweaving Valentine s Day Classes for Couples February 13 14 2016 Read more Adult Coloring Event in the Exhibition From Tradition to Protest Lila Nelson s Weaving Life February 23 2016 7 00 8 30 p m Read more Telling Stories With Wood Luncheon and Presentation La Crosse Wisconsin February 28 2016 11 30 a m 1 30 p m Read more Exploring Your Heritage A Writing Sampler Weekend March 11 13 2016 Read more Kolrosing March 12 2016 Read more Getting Loopy A Gathering of Nålbinders April 2 3 2016 Read more Hours Admission Museum open daily 10 am to 4 pm November 1 to April 30 9 am to 5 pm from May

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/ (2016-02-10)
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  • From Tradition to Protest: Lila Nelson’s Weaving Life
    furniture and other artifacts at the museum then affiliated with Luther College When Vesterheim became an independent nonprofit in 1965 Lila became the museum s Textile Curator and Marion Nelson the museum s Executive Director Lila who passed away on May 26 2015 in Minneapolis Minnesota at age 93 was an exceptional woman who was active in the Weavers Guild of Minnesota for decades taught classes and led tours to Norway and created an impressive body of weaving She and Marion were members of Valhalla Society Vesterheim s planned giving program This exhibition includes 76 pieces from Vesterheim s collection and private collections Learn more about Lila s political weavings in this video by Sam Iverson The exhibition is sponsored by Ella Ager Fossum Jon and Mary Hart Darold and Carol Oversvee Johnson Steve and Barb Johnson Kate Martinson Irene Navarre and Sonja Peterson Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Plan Your Visit Find everything you need to plan your visit to Vesterheim hours admissions directions museum maps and more Read More Exhibitions Main Building Open Air Division Special Exhibitions From Underwear to Everywhere Norwegian Sweaters Woodcarved Figures

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/lila-nelson-weaving-retrospective/ (2016-02-10)
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  • From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters
    every occasion This exhibition will focus on the history and different styles of Norwegian sweaters including Setesdal Fana Marius and Olympic Learn about the symbolism behind some of the patterns and colors on sweaters and consider both the technology and artistry of this iconic garment The exhibition is sponsored by Sallie and Darrell DeReus Carol and Darold Johnson and Blue Heron Knittery with additional support from Ruth Hinderaker Oneota Weavers Guild in memory of Betty Rikansrud Nelson Susan and David Willig Glenn and Arnhild Hillesland and Gerald and Mary A Paulson Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Plan Your Visit Find everything you need to plan your visit to Vesterheim hours admissions directions museum maps and more Read More Exhibitions Main Building Open Air Division Special Exhibitions From Underwear to Everywhere Norwegian Sweaters Woodcarved Figures Nordic Roots From Tradition to Protest Lila Nelson s Weaving Life Pioneer Immersion Program Exhibition of Projects National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition Skål Scandinavian Spirits Fifty Years of Folk Art Traveling Exhibitions Objects on Loan Home Exhibitions Special Exhibitions From Underwear to Everywhere Norwegian Sweaters Visit Exhibitions Collections Events

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/from-underwear-to-everywhere-norwegian-sweaters/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Woodcarved Figures, Nordic Roots
    exhibition is sponsored by Owen and Naomi Bekkum Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Plan Your Visit Find everything you need to plan your visit to Vesterheim hours admissions directions museum maps and more Read More Exhibitions Main Building Open Air Division Special Exhibitions From Underwear to Everywhere Norwegian Sweaters Woodcarved Figures Nordic Roots From Tradition to Protest

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/woodcarved-figures-nordic-roots/ (2016-02-10)
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  • What is Vesterheim?
    Today named Vesterheim one of ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art But you don t have to be Norwegian American to enjoy all the beauty and wonder Vesterheim has to offer We invite you to explore the ongoing saga of all immigrants to the United States In our differences we discover our similarities Vesterheim welcomes you and encourages you to enjoy the objects and exhibitions through your own lens your own story Museum History In 1877 Norwegian Americans began collecting and preserving objects at Luther College in Decorah Iowa documenting their chapter of the immigrant story making them pioneers in the preservation of cultural diversity in America That early collection has grown into one of the most comprehensive museums in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum now an independent not for profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums AAM Folk Art School Vesterheim offers a wide range of courses in rosemaling woodcarving and woodworking textile arts knifemaking and food traditions More information about Vesterheim s Folk Art School and a complete list of classes is available here This colorful short video explores Vesterheim s history and

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/what/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Find a Class
    is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Southern Norway and Iceland: Discover Nordic Beauty and Traditions
    we will visit include Heddal Stave Church Hardangervidda National Park Centre in Skinnarbu Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum in Vemork Rauland Folk School Vest Telemark Museum in Eidsborg Byrkjedal Posebyen old town and Fish Quay in Kristiansand the Hardanger Folkemuseum and Gamle Stavanger We will sail on the replica of the Restauration dine at the historic Utne Hotel and visit the famous colorful wooden buildings of Bryggen the old wharf of Bergen From there we will fly to the land of fire and ice home to diverse geological features hot springs mountains lava fields amazing bird cliffs moonlike landscapes and fishing villages In Iceland we will visit Reykjavík the most northerly capital in the world We will wander the cobblestone streets and colorful tin houses of Old Town and tour Hallgrímskirkja a unique church in the middle of the city We ll travel alongside the Hekla volcano and visit the Hjálparfoss waterfall Nearby we will explore the Viking farm ruins at Stöng and visit three of Iceland s most important spots Geyser hot springs Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss the golden falls At Westman Islands we will explore bird cliffs walk up the volcano crater and visit Pompeii of the North a volcanic excavation project Join us for this remarkable adventure Mari Anne Roppe is a native Norwegian from the Toten area With over 35 years of experience in leading tours throughout Norway she brings unparalleled insight knowledge and enthusiasm Michelle Whitehill is Vesterheim s Coordinator of Tours to Norway She has planned 14 tours has been to Norway 8 times and led tours in 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 and 2014 Her organization and friendliness allow participants to sit back relax and enjoy the trip Price and itinerary will be announced in the fall of 2015 To reserve your spot

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/norway-tours/upcoming/south-norway-iceland/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Imagine Northeast Iowa and Travel Iowa Blogs
    viewing an exhibit enjoying the area Or maybe you know the family history of a certain Vesterheim artifact or want to share the biography of your favorite Vesterheim artist What s it like to have your artwork in Vesterheim s National Exhibition What are your 10 favorite folk art pieces in the museum s collection When you visit Vesterheim what are your other favorite places to go in the area Both blogs are easy to work with Just send your written piece and one picture to their submissions address at these links Imagine Northeast Iowa and Travel Iowa You can also send a video with a short written explanation The blogs each have an editor who will post your piece on the site You might even get paid The top blog post of the week wins 15 20 If you have more questions don t hesitate to contact Becky Idstrom at and she ll give you more info Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Plan Your Visit Find everything you need to plan your visit to Vesterheim hours admissions directions museum maps and more Read More About What

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/about/news/2016/iowa-tourism-blogs/ (2016-02-10)
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