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  • Band Loom Carving and Bandweaving, Valentine’s Day Classes for Couples
    to carve a one piece band loom and shuttle Band looms were traditionally carved as sweetheart gifts so at the end of the weekend the loom can be presented to the weaver for Valentine s Day You can share this experience at Vesterheim and in future creations together See the fiber arts section for info about the weaving class here Carvers will learn how to carve a traditional Scandinavian band loom A flat piece of wood is carved using gouges chip knives and hand drills to create a unique and personalized loom and traditional flat shuttle Samples will be available to follow but each loom will be an individual creation Carvers will leave the class with a beautiful individual band loom and shuttle to present to your partner or friend About the Instructor Roger Abrahamson working with a spring pole lathe Roger Abrahamson is a traditional bowl turner Using spring pole lathes hand forged tools and freshly harvested native woods he specializes in the creation of Norwegian ale vessels His fascination for these objects has its roots in his immigrant grandmother s ale bowl which is still in the family Roger has demonstrated his art at Vesterheim s Nordic Fest Norsk Høstfest the Minnesota State Fair the Smithsonian Institute s Viking exhibition and several other events and historic sites He has been a turner and demonstrator for 18 years working almost exclusively with a pole lathe the past 15 years Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County 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

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  • Calendar
    snacks led by ArtHaus directors Jenni and Eric Petersen Brant Read More Adult Coloring Event in the Exhibition From Tradition to Protest Lila Nelson s Weaving Life February 23 2016 Come relax and learn about Lila Nelson s weavings while coloring pages based on her work Read More Telling Stories With Wood Luncheon and Presentation La Crosse Wisconsin February 28 2016 Join Harley Refsal for a delicious meal while learning more about the distinctive and often whimsical figure carving of the Nordic countries and Scandinavian America Read More Barnetimen Children s Hour March 15 2016 For all pre school aged children and their parents or caregivers to explore art and culture with museum tours hands on art projects and snacks led by ArtHaus directors Jenni and Eric Petersen Brant Read More Getting Loopy A Gathering of Nålbinders April 2 3 2016 Join other nålbinders for an informal creative weekend together Read More Nordic Celebration and Marketplace in Twin Cities April 9 2016 Celebrate Norwegian heritage with a marketplace delectable meal and program at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minneapolis Minnesota Read More Barnetimen Children s Hour April 19 2016 For all pre school aged children and their parents or caregivers to explore art and culture with museum tours hands on art projects and snacks led by ArtHaus directors Jenni and Eric Petersen Brant Read More Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace in Chicago April 23 2016 Celebrate Norwegian heritage with a marketplace delectable meal and program at the Park Ridge Country Club Park Ridge Illinois Read More Syttende Mai Celebration May 17 2016 Celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day with free museum admission a children s parade Decorah s Nordic Dancers and more Read More Pioneer Immersion Program Open House May 19 2016 Area fourth grade students and teachers who participated in the Pioneer

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  • Annual Events
    Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Events Calendar Annual Events Barneløpet Syttende Mai Vesterheim Activities at Decorah s Nordic Fest Folk Art Banquet Deck the Tables Norwegian Christmas Youth Programs Events Across the Country Request a Vesterheim Speaker Rentals Plan a Special Event Home Events Annual Events Visit Exhibitions Collections Events Norway Tours Join Give Store Folk Art School About Contact Search Search

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  • Events at Vesterheim: The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center
    Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Events Calendar Annual Events Youth Programs Barnetimen Children s Hour WOW Farm Program Pioneer Immersion Program Events Across the Country Request a Vesterheim Speaker Rentals Plan a Special Event Home Events Youth Programs Visit Exhibitions Collections Events Norway Tours Join Give Store Folk Art School About Contact Search Search Search Civil War Database Gold Medalist Portfolio Back to

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  • Events Across the Country
    or to make reservations for any of the scheduled events or for information about how to organize a Vesterheim event in your area Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Events Calendar Annual Events Youth Programs Events Across the Country Telling Stories With Wood Luncheon and Presentation La Crosse Wisconsin Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace Chicago Nordic Celebration and Marketplace Twin

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  • Request a Vesterheim Speaker
    Vesterheim s collection tell the story of the immigrant experience between 1860 and 1940 Enjoy the general program or focus in on Religion and Norwegian American Quilts Both are thirty minute presentations with slides The Power of Silver Traditional Norwegian Jewelry Laurann Gilbertson For centuries Norwegians have treasured the beauty of silver Silver showed the prosperity of a family and according to folk belief could cure sickness in humans and livestock improve crops and protect against storms and evil spirits Brooches were more than simple shirt fasteners This program with slides describes different styles of silver brooches jewelry and the beliefs surrounding this powerful metal All Tradition is Change Laurann Gilbertson Explore and expand your ideas of what is tradition and traditional while looking at historical objects and pieces made today by artists working within the tradition Examples are textiles from Norway and Norwegian America weaving quiltmaking embroidery baptismal garments and knitting Sigvald Asbjørnsen Sculptor Laurann Gilbertson Based on the popular exhibition this presentation explores the life and work of Norwegian American sculptor Sigvald Asbjørnsen who lived from 1867 to 1954 and was a well known figure in Chicago s Norwegian art community Sculptures monuments busts reliefs and interpretive works are featured along with the pastel drawings Asbjørnsen preferred in his later years Norwegian Folk Costumes A Living Tradition Laurann Gilbertson Norway s tradition of colorful folk costumes is as old as the Middle Ages and as young as the 1940s Learn about the history of costumes from Hardanger Telemark Hallingdal and many other regions of Norway The forces of politics fashion and immigration have left their mark on this important part of Norwegian and Norwegian American folk culture The Extraordinary Aprons of Evelina Grimes Laurann Gilbertson Aprons are usually utilitarian accessories but a large number of aprons now at Vesterheim were made by one woman for the reasons of self expression and public entertainment Evelina Oppegard Grimes was well known to Minnesota community groups in the 1960s and 1970s as the creator of apron art The program introduces Grimes then focuses on the themes and decorative techniques used on the 122 aprons Warmth and Color Traditional Norwegian Coverlets Laurann Gilbertson In farm homes all across Norway women wove warm wool coverlets for their beds These colorful coverlets called åklær were also used as wall hangings on festive occasions They played important roles during baptism weddings and funerals They came to America with the immigrants and were an important reminder of their life in Norway The presentation is illustrated with images of many Vesterheim s 140 coverlets Weaving Bewitchment Gerhard Munthe s Folk Tale Tapestries Laurann Gilbertson This slide presentation profiles Norwegian artist landscape painter muralist book illustrator Gerhard Munthe and his rocky road to tapestry design Munthe was active at the time Norway was gaining independence from Sweden and his work was seen as being in a new national style The tapestries woven from his designs became famous for the dramatic folk tales they depicted History and Culture Unbending

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  • Rentals - Plan a Special Event
    s Open Air Division Amenities The church is fully climate controlled The historic main level of the church can seat approximately 75 to 80 people The lower level of the church includes a complete kitchen and can seat up to 54 people at round tables in a spacious dining area The church is equipped with a lift for accessibility Rates Museum member rate Downstairs kitchen only 100 Entire church upstairs 175 After Hours 25 hour Non Member rate Downstairs kitchen only 150 Entire church upstairs 225 After Hours 25 hour After hours is anything outside of museum hours e g later than 5 p m 25 hr fee is in addition to rental price Please email Jocelyn Bruening or call 563 382 9681 for more information or to reserve the space Bridal Crown to Rent for Weddings Bridal Crown available to rent Vesterheim s rental bridal crown is a copy of an historic one in the museum s collections The original was made in Trondheim in the early 1800s from silver plated copper The copy is sterling silver and the diamond shaped dangles are gold plated silver The crown is 5 inches tall 5 inches wide at the bottom and flares to 7 1 2 inches at the top Also included are ribbons of multi color brocade Traditionally these stream down the back and two can be used to tie on the crown The crown may also be attached by being set on a firm bun on top of the head Vesterheim usually sends the crown three weeks before the wedding so the bride can create her hairstyle and practice walking in the crown Rate Cost to rent the crown is 100 Vesterheim requires a separate check for 500 as a security deposit The deposit check will be returned after

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  • Nordic Luncheon and Marketplace - Chicago
    school age children 12 and under Everyone is welcome to this great event Advance reservations only Contact Stephanie Johnson at or 563 382 9681 for more information or to request a mailed invitation with registration form Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Events Calendar Annual Events Youth Programs Events Across the Country Telling Stories With Wood Luncheon and Presentation

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