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  • Civil War soilder names starting with 'ZIM'
    War Post war Last surviving Civil War veteran of Oscar Township Otter Tail County Minnesota Died Sunday at Rothsay Minnesota age 92 Sources Fergus Falls Daily Journal 18 Feb 1929 ZIMMERMAN John IN 42nd Inf Co D Residence Canelton Perry County Indiana Born 6 Jan 1843 in Switzerland His family moved to Norway and lived there for seven years In 1853 they came to America landing at Quebec Settled in Woonsocket Rhode Island In 1858 this family moved to Canelton Civil War Enlisted 5 Oct 1861 Private Wounded in the Battle of Perryville Transferred to the Mississippi River Brigade Discharged from the service In January 1868 he enlisted for three years in IN 4th Artillery Battery G On 26 Mar 1871 he married Mrs Mary Benrus Smith Six children Sources History of Warrick Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana publ 1885 ZAR 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 War Database Soldiers Names Abbreviations Data Clues Database Sources Acknowledgments Home Collections Civil War Database Z ZIM Listings Visit Exhibitions Collections Events Norway Tours Join Give Store

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/collections/civil-war-database/z/zim/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Vesterheim - What To See In An Hour
    A door painted by Per Lysne on location in the St Paul home of Eleanor Ericson in 1939 Lysne was a decorative painter who was originally from the Sognefjord area of Norway Chip carved Bowl A bowl turned by Gary Smith The exquisite chip carving was done by Miles Lund a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Dragon style Carved Drinking Horn A drinking horn carved by Lars Kinsarvik 1846 1925 a major figure in the revival of dragon style carving which became popular after the excavations of the Viking burial ships in the late 1800s in Norway Bridal Crown A silver traditional bridal crown that dates to the 1700s Third Floor The Wise and Foolish Virgins Tapestry A seventeenth century Norwegian tapestry that depicts the biblical parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins as told in the book of Matthew Basement Nisse Statue An impish nisse made of concrete that was made in 1954 by Halvor Landsverk a well known wood carver and sculptor from Whalen Minnesota The 99th Infantry Battalion Display This special battalion which was activated in 1942 consisted of 1000 Norwegian Americans who were trained to liberate Norway from Nazi control The Lars Christenson Altar Christenson began carving this altar in 1890 Ten years later when the altar was completed the congregation for which he carved it did not accept it One theory is that it varied too much from the more popular style of the time Interestingly the church subsequently burned but the altar did not since it continued to be stored at Christenson s farm Open Air Division Vesterheim s Open Air Division Even if you are unable to attend the guided tour it is worth wandering the grounds and reading the placards outside each of the 12 buildings Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/plan/itineraries/one-hour/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Vesterheim and Decorah - Families
    in America and marvel over their good fortune of finding a new home They like to color rosemaling trunks at the coloring station and choose which trunk artifact would have been theirs Of course they take their picture next to the life size wood carving of Ed Third Floor They love traveling up the elevator to the third floor looking over the balcony down into the ship gallery and exploring the interesting special exhibitions Basement Another elevator ride brings them to the basement where they love sneaking through the stone walled hallway They check out the nisse statue the old time children s toys and the open storage of intriguing artifacts and artworks Sometimes they pretend there s a wedding in the church gallery Open Air Division Their visit wouldn t be complete without a walk outside through the Open Air Division of 12 historic buildings when they are open Even when the buildings are closed they love to peek through the windows and imagine life in times past Decorah Since they are in Decorah they have to visit some of the town s great parks like Phelps Park or Dunning Springs where there s a wonderful waterfall Or they take a bike ride on the 11 mile Trout Run Trail These kids love to roam through old time yet modern downtown shops play on the hilly lawn surrounding the historic courthouse and visit the Porter House Museum s stone wall where they look in the secret stone crevices for pennies Food When it comes time to eat they recommend Magpie Coffeehouse and T Bocks Sports Bar and Grill Lodging If you spend the night they love camping at Decorah s award winning Pulpit Rock Campground right outside of town on the scenic Upper Iowa River or checking into one

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/plan/itineraries/families/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Vesterheim and Decorah - Folk Art
    is an eagle holic She loves watching the Decorah eagles web cam but seeing them for real is even better Any time of year she drives to the nest just south of Decorah at the Fish Hatchery to see how things are going for two of Decorah s most well known denizens She likes to walk along the river on the paved Trout Run Trail The trail head is on the west end of Main Street just a few blocks from Vesterheim It is also a good place to have a picnic If it is summer watching the fireflies over the Upper Iowa River or the Decorah Prairie is an absolute must Decorah is known for its quaint small town main street filled with modern fun shops Patti usually checks out the sale racks at locally owned Margaret s Boutique She has found unique fashions that she hasn t seen anywhere else Food Decorah hosts the fantastic Winneshiek Farmer s Market that s open in downtown Decorah on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings from May 1 through October 31 Patti feels lucky when she s in town during the market and she likes to go there to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and sometimes lefse Patti starts off her mornings in Decorah with a cup of coffee from the Oneota Community Food Co op She says to make sure to get a free stamp card to earn a free cup of coffee Sometimes she treats herself to a chocolate fudge oatmeal bar If she doesn t bring food from home she likes to buy lunch at the Co op Her favorite panini is the Turkey Mango Madness If you re staying a few days get yourself a stamp card for wraps and paninis Their hummus is great as well as

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  • Vesterheim and Decorah - History
    of different styles and the museum s class schedule offers lots of diversity as well Readers of Heritage of Darkness her book set at Vesterheim will especially enjoy checking out key museum artifacts and galleries from the book There s an important trunk in the Norwegian House on the first floor and the Valdres House in the Open Air Division creates the setting for an exciting scene as well You ll have to read the book to find more fun connections Kathleen emphasizes that Vesterheim is of interest to everyone not just those with Scandinavian heritage Vesterheim s mission is to explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of Norwegian American experience She says I can attest to that I have no Norwegian heritage but I find that each visit helps me reflect upon what my own Swiss Dutch and Scottish ancestors experienced Decorah After a day of enjoying the museum a folk art class or writing Kathleen loves to take a walk through Decorah s historic neighborhood on Upper Broadway She says that the number of historic homes is impressive but even more so is the diversity of styles of architecture Food Kathleen s favorite local haunt is Java John s The staff are friendly and helpful the coffee is great and pastries and quiche make a lovely breakfast or lunch She also appreciates the many electrical outlets and the three room layout which provide the right setting for whatever you re in the mood for She wrote several portions of Heritage of Darkness in the back room while enjoying a mocha latte and an herb cheese scone Her next favorite local haunt is the Oneota Community Food Co op where she usually goes for lunch Great food including a terrific salad bar is available every day

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/plan/itineraries/history/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Exhibition Entry Knifemaking Specifics
    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 Exhibition Entry General Rules and Guidelines Exhibition Entry Knifemaking Specifics Exhibition Entry Rosemaling Specifics Exhibition Entry Weaving Specifics Exhibition Entry Woodworking Specifics National Exhibition Current List of Winners

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/national-exhibition-of-folk-art-in-the-norwegian-tradition/entry-rules-and-guidelines/knifemaking/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Exhibition Entry Rosemaling Specifics
    reveal the artist s technical skill and ability in design The regional style in which the piece was painted must be indicated on the registration form Judges will rate entries on color design technique and overall impact Typically the number of ribbons awarded is equivalent to 10 of competing entries Please attach a hanging device to the back of objects that can be hung e g plates hanging cupboards etc Vesterheim reserves the right to attach a hanging device to any plate or flat object not provided with one Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page 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 Exhibition Entry General Rules and Guidelines Exhibition Entry Knifemaking Specifics Exhibition Entry Rosemaling Specifics Exhibition Entry Weaving Specifics Exhibition Entry Woodworking Specifics National Exhibition Current List of Winners Viewing the Exhibition Skål Scandinavian Spirits Fifty Years of Folk Art Traveling Exhibitions Objects on Loan Home Exhibitions Special Exhibitions National Exhibition of Folk

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/national-exhibition-of-folk-art-in-the-norwegian-tradition/entry-rules-and-guidelines/rosemaling/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Exhibition Entry Weaving Specifics
    weaves Straight diamond or point twill boundweave krokbragd bound rosepath danskbrogd satin and damask weaves Compound weaves Woven pile rya flossa overshot with accidentals halvdreiel overshot without accidentals tavlebragd skillbragd telemarksvev vestfoldsmett double binding doubleweave Tablet and other band weaves Special Rules and Judging Standards Weavings must be the artist s original design and not done under supervision Judges will rate weavings on overall impact design and weaving technique They will look at the whole piece and consider the appropriateness of design materials and finishing Important The intended function of the piece must be stated on the registration form Judges will examine the back as well as the front so backings must be open in one section Award winning entries will demonstrate excellence in technical skills show an understanding of both aesthetic and functional considerations and express personal creativity within the long and rich tradition of Norwegian weaving Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/national-exhibition-of-folk-art-in-the-norwegian-tradition/entry-rules-and-guidelines/weaving/ (2016-02-10)
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