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Celebrating Norway’s rural traditions

Phil and Else enjoying a drive with a pair of their Norwegian fjord horses in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Else Bigton

Explore traditional folk art and rural life in Norway with Phillip Odden and Else Bigton this summer By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s cultural identity is rooted in its rich rural traditions, from its intricately crafted stavkirker (stave churches), rosemaling and folk dancing. This summer, Phillip Odden and Else Bigton of Barronett, Wis., will lead a ...