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Norwegian Emigration: Between Rocks and Hard Places by Ann Urness Gesme
Gesme shares her research detailing customs and conditions in the lives of rural Norwegians as they began to consider emigration in the 1800s. With this information, readers can gain logical and credible insight into the daily lives of Norwegian ancestors. This...
Mike & Else's Favorite Ole & Lena Jokes - Books 1 and 2
By Mike and Else Sevig. Everyone can use a good laugh once in a while and this collections of Ole & Lena jokes are just the ticket! Quaint and well-meaning, Ole & Lena jokes celebrate the quirky folk humor of...
The Diary of Elizabeth Koren 1853-1855 by David T Nelson
Else Elisabeth Hysing, an upper-class Norwegian woman, married Ulrik Vilhelm Koren on August 18, 1853 and, almost immediately afterward, the couple made the perilous Atlantic Crossing to America, where her husband had been called to serve as the first Lutheran...
Jim Shore Enchanting Gnomes Coloring Book
This new coloring book for adults by award-winning artist Jim Shore is filled with more than 30 stunning designs of the most beloved character in folklore: gnomes. From Christmas gnomes to garden gnomes from around the world, you’ll find page...
Nordic Fest: 50 Years Strong by Dawn Svenson Holland
Researched and written by Dawn Svenson Holland. The Nordic Fest 50th anniversary book celebrates the beautiful story of this uniquely nonprofit, noncommercial special event held the last weekend of July in Decorah, Iowa. The book includes 22 chapters and a...
This beautiful Vesterheim classic was compiled by rosemaler Betty Dowe and her committee in 1987. Bringing together foodways and rosemaling, the collection is decorated throughout with full-color rosemaling paintings and black-and-white designs, and complete with all of your favorite recipes...
Vesterheim Samplings from the Collection
Introduction to the history and collections of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, a national treasure that showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Lavishly illustrated with both black and white and full-color photographs. Softcover, 34 pp.
Ole Goes To War: Men from Norway Who Fought in America's Civil War by Jerry Rosholt
Many Norwegian immigrants came to the United States to form the Wisconsin 15th Regiment and fight in the Civil War. Through historical photographs and the soldiers own words, this book vividly brings to life the human dimension of this pivotal moment...
Marking Time: The Primstav Murals of Sigmund Aarseth by Kathleen Stokker
With a lively text by Kathleen Stokker, this lavishly illustrated guide to Sigmund Aarseth's vibrant primstav (calendar stick) murals in Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center is a color compendium of Norwegian folklore as well as a study of a contemporary folk-art...
Vesterheim Magazine Vol. 19 No. 1 2021 - New Nordic Cuisine
Vesterheim is published twice a year, featuring in-depth articles focusing on the museum's priceless collections of artifacts, Norwegian-American history and culture, and up-to-date information on all museum events, classes, tours, and education opportunities. This issue focuses on New Nordic Cuisine!...
Whittling Flat Plane Animals by James Miller
The ultimate beginner’s guide! Featuring 15 animal projects with step-by-step instructions from a Scandinavian-style carver and Vesterheim Gold Medalist, this easy method of carving can be accomplished in just one day with just one knife. Softcover.
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