Tag Archives: Heritage

A new resource

 Photo courtesy of Neil Hofland. Neil Hofland works on his website, www.norwayancestors.com.

Are your Norwegian ancestors from Inner Sogn? There is a new way to find them By Linda Sharp Finding your Norwegian ancestors just got easier if you are descended from the Inner Sogn. Neil Hofland’s website, www.norwayancestors.com, is the brainchild of a man who has made a 25-year hobby of a childhood dream that he recalls having ...

Taking you back to your roots

The hikers enroute to Kappadal (Photo: Jan Johannesson)

Heritage tours connect Norwegian-Americans to Norway in an unforgettable way By Char Rustan Brekke Director and Co-owner of Brekke Tours & Travel As a tour operator specializing in travel to Scandinavia, with a sub-specialty in Norway and heritage travel, Brekke Tours has had the privilege of assisting numerous Norwegian-Americans return to their ancestral roots. Through the years, Brekke Tours ...

Norwegian Cultural Heritage Day & Taste of Norway in Seattle, Wash.

Celebrate Norway with the Leif Erikson Lodge in Seattle on March 24! View Larger Map The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off the annual Norwegian Heritage Day and Taste of Norway event in Ballard at the Leif Erikson Lodge. The race is from the Leif Erikson Lodge to the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole and return. Registration begins ...

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Two new community features for the Norwegian American Weekly Do you have a bunad or folkedrakt you are looking to sell, or perhaps to buy? Are you looking for a Norwegian tutor to help you finally learn the language? Want to start a Scandinavian meet-up group in your area? Looking to complete your set of Farmer’s ...

Velkommen to Norskseattle.com!

www.norskseattle.com

Velkommen to norskseattle.com! A Web site with its finger on the pulse of Scandinavian events in the Puget Sound area Tasha King maintains a website - norskseattle.com - dedicated to Nordic happenings in the greater Seattle area. She decided to create the website because it seemed she and her friends "Always heard about things just afterwards." ...

Tastes of Norway and Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day

Join the Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge of Seattle, Wash. for the annual Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day on March 27. The festivities start at 9 a.m. with the Leif to Leif 5k Fun Run/Walk at the Leif Erikson Hall in Ballard The Leif to Leif 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. followed ...

Leif Erickson parade showcases Viking pride

EJ Hersom/Staff photographer Donald Young, left, and Bob Houston carry flags Sunday morning in the annual Leif Erickson parade in Durham.

The start time is early and the parade route is short, to say the least. But that didn't matter to the roughly 30 people who turned out Sunday morning for Durham's annual Leif Erickson Parade in Maine. Some even came with their Viking gear, including plastic helmets and swords. For many, the event is a chance to ...

Attorney General to Introduce Rove at Høstfest

Former White House political adviser Karl Rove inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in Minot on Sept. 30. Photo: Wikipedia.org.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to introduce former White House political adviser Karl Rove when Rove is inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in Minot on Sept. 30, reports KFYR-TV Norsk Høstfest heritage festival officials initially asked Gov. John Hoeven to do the introduction, but Hoeven is instead attending a departure ceremony for ...

Welcome to the 2009 Leiv Eriksson International Festival! 

It’s a time to explore, discover and celebrate one’s faith as well as celebrate Nordic cultural roots in the United States. For 22 years, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Mindekirken) in Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with members of the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Icelandic and Swedish communities, has sponsored the Leiv Eriksson International Festival. This year the festival will take ...

The New Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA is in the midst of the most exciting transformation since its founding in 1980. After 25 years in its current home, the Museum is embarking on a journey to build a new facility with the space, location, and stature to engage future generations in learning about the Nordic ...