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  • Annual Fund
    Your Gift Now To donate by mail please print a donation form pdf and send the form along with your check or credit card information to Development Department Vesterheim Museum P O Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 For questions regarding your donation contact Stephanie Johnson at 563 382 9681 ext 103 or email at How Does the Annual Fund Help Below are highlights of the ways in which your dollars provide for a little bit of everything Collections and Research On any day curatorial staff preserves and cares for the museum s collection of over 24 000 artifacts the very heart of Vesterheim in secure environmentally controlled conditions On any day curatorial staff creates exciting informative exhibitions and related programming On any day curatorial staff works with donors researchers and students and arranges for the transfer of artifacts to Vesterheim On any day the Registrar Librarian catalogs objects books and periodicals to make them more accessible and easier to use On any day curatorial staff conducts research using artifacts and documents in the collection Education On any day people learn about Norwegian American culture and traditions through Vesterheim classes and tours On any day children encounter new worlds through the museum s third grade WOW Window on the World Farm Program fourth grade Pioneer Immersion Program and Barnetimen preschool program On any day museum staff works to create special events like Syttende Mai Nordic Fest and Norwegian Christmas Celebration where visitors can experience living heritage firsthand Outreach On any day the museum communicates with an international audience through its web site with a calendar of events a class schedule virtual galleries membership and development opportunities secure online shopping and more On any day Publications Department staff works to create the museum s full color magazine Vesterheim catalogs for the Museum

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  • Endowed Funds
    an endowed fund There is a growing need for the museum to secure long term financial stability in order to deliver reliable service despite changes in the economy Building endowments is one of the most important ways to ensure Vesterheim s financial health Each gift is an investment in the future of Vesterheim one of America s most treasured cultural resources Donors are encouraged to name the endowment in a way meaningful to them i e Johnson Family Fund John Johnson Fund for Excellence etc What is the minimum amount necessary to establish an endowed fund at Vesterheim You can contribute any amount to any of the listed endowed funds or create your own A gift of 25 000 or more can initiate a named endowment and can be a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one The gift can be paid all at once or in payments typically three to five years Until 25 000 is reached the interest gained is reinvested in the fund Once the fund reaches the 25 000 amount the annual interest will payout to purpose What are Vesterheim s established endowed funds See a list of Vesterheim s endowed funds here How

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  • Donor Recognition
    on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Join Give Membership Make a Gift Annual Fund Endowed Funds Donor Recognition Member Profiles Compass Club Kroneklubben Valhalla Society Annual Donor Lists Corporate Membership Raffles Volunteer Folk Art Benefit Auction Home Join Give Donor Recognition Visit Exhibitions Collections Events Norway Tours Join Give Store Folk Art School About Contact Search Search Search Civil War Database Gold Medalist Portfolio Back

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  • Corporate Membership
    for employees or hand them out to your customers valued guests Your company will be offered special invitations to selected social events such as Corporate Member Appreciation Events Your company will have the first option for targeted collaborative ventures with Vesterheim for select exhibitions and programs Why Join Vesterheim is the most comprehensive museum in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group The museum occupies most of a square block in downtown Decorah with an Open Air Division of 12 historic buildings But Vesterheim is more than a world class museum preserving artifacts of the past It is a cultural center dedicated to preserving living traditions by offering special exhibitions events classes in Norwegian folk art and culture and special programs for pre school elementary secondary and college students throughout the year To accomplish all this and so much more Vesterheim depends upon the support of its local regional and national corporate members Your corporate membership recognizes Vesterheim s contribution to regional economic impact and at the same time supports Vesterheim s outreach through its publications and events to an impressive membership across the nation Your corporate philanthropy builds and serves a new audience while fulfilling your company s community service goals Vesterheim is a proud partner in the Decorah community We are pleased to join forces with our Corporate Members to bring people to our area including 13 000 museum visitors each year from all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries 2 600 college and school aged children visit each year as part of their curriculum 300 students participate annually in classes in traditional folk art and culture The best folk artists from all over America and Norway come to Vesterheim to teach classes Special dignitaries like the Norwegian Honorary Consul General and members of

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  • Raffles
    held during Decorah s Nordic Fest on Saturday July 30 2016 at 3 00 p m You need not be present to win Proceeds benefit Vesterheim To order your tickets download an order form here or call 563 382 9681 Be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope to receive your ticket stubs Thanks for your support Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share

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  • Volunteer
    and teachers carpenters and painters and more Most importantly each volunteer is an ambassador for Vesterheim The time commitment to volunteer varies a lot Some people volunteer weekly while others help out for a few hours occasionally or even just once a year In a typical year there are about 300 active volunteers who give over 3 000 hours of volunteer time An occasional volunteer newsletter is sent out to all active volunteers Find the most recent issue here pdf Vesterheim holds infinite potential for exploration and lifelong learning Volunteering can be a great experience that evolves over time The important thing is to get started If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer please print a Volunteer Questionnaire form pdf and send the form to Martha Griesheimer Vesterheim Museum P O Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 For questions regarding volunteering at Vesterheim contact Martha Griesheimer coordinator of volunteers at 563 382 9681 ext 305 or Martha says the best part of my job is working with volunteers to match them with tasks they will enjoy Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Join Give Membership Make a

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  • Vesterheim Folk Art Benefit Auction
    contacting you about shipping arrangements in the next couple of days The auction is one of our biggest fundraising events All proceeds go to projects directly related to Vesterheim s Folk Art School See the pieces and final bids at Bidding For Good View items Contact Marcia McKelvey at 563 382 9681 or with auction questions Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google

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  • Civil War soilder names starting with 'A'
    AMB AME AMI AMM AMO AMS AMU AND ANE ANF ANG ANK ANN ANO ANS ANT ANU ARE ARI ARK ARM ARN ARO ARR ARV ARW ASB ASH ASK ASL ASP ASS ATL ATT AUG AUN AUR AUS Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Collections What Is In Vesterheim s Collections Visit Special Collections and Archives Virtual Galleries Civil

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