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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...
Voyage of the TradeWind by Harald M. Hamran
The logbook and diary of the voyage that Harald Hamran and his brother Hans made between Norway and America in 1933 on a 25-foot sailboat. Their ship, TradeWind, is one of the most popular artifacts at Vesterheim.Softcover, 80 pp.
Using the Norwegian Cradle Loom by Lila Nelson
Newly revised! Lila Nelson, previous Vesterheim Textile Curator, originally wrote these instructions for how to use the cradle loom in 1977. Includes detailed drawings and updated full-color pictures. Softcover.
Great Introductions - Gudbrandsdalen Style by Andrea Herkert
How to paint the basic elements of the Gudbrandsdal style. Full color, progressive, instructional images. Spiralbound.
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...
Rosemaling Patterns for Christmas Tree Ornaments
A Vesterheim production, 1985, edited by Donna Benson. Patterns by 39 different American rosemalers. Softcover.
Norway Coloring & Activity Book by Kirsten Sevig
More than just a coloring book, this 48-page book includes Norwegian crafts, recipes, songs, and traditions as well. Children can color images of Norway's fjords, farms, costumes, towns, vikings, and trolls. This book is full of fun and is a...
Great Introductions - Telemark Style by Andrea Herkert
How to paint the basic elements of the Telemark style. Full color, progressive, instructional images. Spiralbound.
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...
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...
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.
Strokes of Love Coloring Book by Betty Dowe
36 pages of coloring fun or a book of patterns! Includes the history and types of rosemaling, so you can learn about them while you color. The pages are perforated so you can easily remove them to color or frame. Softcover.
Frida Hansen – Art Nouveau in Full Bloom
Published by the Stavanger Art Museum in 2015, this book features the works of Frida Hansen (1855–1931) who was an internationally acclaimed artist from Stavanger, Norway. She was active at the turn of the twentieth century and pioneered the development...
The Rose Painters: A Family Chronicle by Lars Skorpen
Learn about the unbroken, living tradition of rosemaling in Os, Norway, including the history of the original creators of the art ware and those who came afterwards, all the way to Vesterheim instructor Torunn Rød Farssund, one of the greatest...
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