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 Weaver's Revenge (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #11) by Kathleen Ernst
The Chloe Ellefson series combines history and mystery with a little bit of romance! For adults and mature teens, these traditional mysteries feature the reluctant sleuth Chloe and her boyfriend Roelke McKenna. She's a curator at the museum Old World...
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.
Heritage of Darkness (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #4) by Kathleen Ernst
Chloe Ellefson returns with a new mystery rooted in Norwegian heritage and set at Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa! For curator Chloe Ellefson, a family bonding trip to Decorah for rosemaling classes at Vesterheim seems like a great idea –...
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...
Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930 by Kathleen Ernst
The poems in Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women, who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. The first waves of pioneers, predominantly Yankees from Northeastern states, were soon followed by...
Tollef Svennungsen Journal
From September 4, 1844 to October 14, 1925. A Norwegian immigrant's journal, Decorah, Iowa; Cass County, North Dakota; and Stoughton, Wisconsin. Translated from Norwegian to English and research by Don L. Berg; transcription and research by Joan (Soland) Landenberger; and genealogy...
Wilderness Homestead by Helga Gilbertson Rostvit and Ellen Skoglie Gilbertson
A true story of a Scandinavian pioneer family in Minnesota. The passing of the Homestead Act in 1862, which granted 160 acres of land free to those who would become citizens, and who were willing to undergo hardships to settle...
The Light Keeper's Legacy (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3) by Kathleen Ernst
This is the third Chloe Ellefson mystery by award-winning author Kathleen Ernst from Madison, Wisconsin. You won't want to stop reading as museum curator Chloe Ellefson trades her relaxing time on Wisconsin's Rock Island for an abundance of mystery and...
Mining for Justice (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #8) by Kathleen Ernst
Curator Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's early immigrants and mining while on temporary assignment. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old cottage, Chloe reluctantly...
For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness by Eric Dregni
A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate? Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it...
Counterfeiter: How A Norwegian Jew Survived The Holocaust by
This is an enthralling personal account of the secret Nazi project, Operation Bernhard, devised to destabilize the British and, later, American economies by creating and putting into circulation millions of counterfeit banknotes. A team of typographers and printers was pulled...
Mission To The City by Karl Holm
This book records Karl Holm's personal account of his work in Orkenen Sur, a shanty town in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York, during the worst years of the Depression. Holm immigrated to the United States from Norway in...
Snowdrop Waltz by Dag Gustav Gundersen Storla
In book one of this historical novel series, follow the siblings Andreas and Josephine on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from the end of the 19th to the dawn of the 20th centuries. It is a warm defense of...
The Heirloom Murders (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #2) by Kathleen Ernst
The story is set at Old World Wisconsin, a living history museum where author Kathleen Ernst worked as an interpreter and curator. After twelve years she moved on, but found herself missing the place! So she decided to write adult...

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