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 detailed appendix that shares many aspects of the 50-year history of Decorah's Nordic Fest, along with a section at the end for the reader to record his or her personal favorite Nordic Fest memories. The hardcover book also comes with a DVD that includes archival footage of the first Nordic Fest, shot by a filmmaking professional whose family donated this treasure to the history project, and a digitized version of a 1991 VHS promotional video made for the 25th Nordic Fest.

Proceeds from the sales will support the permanent placement of the Nordic Fest archives at Vesterheim.

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