Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md., opens summer exhibit with rosemaling by Lise Lorentzen
Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
The Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md. has opened its summer show, which includes the rosemaling work of Lise Lorentzen.
Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began ...
Two parent household? Single parent household? Father’s Day is a holiday for honoring all types of families
This Sunday is Father’s Day.
The designation first started in 1910 at a YMCA in Spokane by Sonora Smart Dodd who honored her father, a civil war veteran who was a single parent and raised six children. She ...
A meaningful 17th of May spent with family and friends in Stavanger, Norway
Leslee Lane Hoyum
When we think about 17. Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day, we immediately think of bunad-clad Norwegians, flags waving and children in parades. In Stavanger, it is that and much more. It truly is a celebration of modern-day Norway.
At 7:00 a.m. my ...
New York’s 17th of May festivities a success in Brooklyn
By Roy Jorgensen
Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
The actual Syttende Mai was a beautiful, sunny day in New York. In Manhattan, on 52nd Street where the Norsk Sjømannskirken is located, the street was closed to traffic so that celebrants could parade with bunad, band and Hellvik Mens Chorus and ...
Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin offer a new theory on the presence of Norse explorers in North America
The Kensington Runestone in Minnesota, the Spirit Pond runestones discovered in Maine, reports of Native American peoples with light skin and eyes...could there possibly be a historic explanation for these phenomena, or are they simply ...
Memorial Day is much more than just a long weekend
The day is indelible in my memory when, as a Boy Scout with a snare drum strapped to one leg and sounding the cadence, I lead of a hometown parade in 1944, marching just behind an aging four-member American Legion Honor Guard.
The place was ...
New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests
John Erik Stacy
Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...
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 ...
Napoleon and Desiree’s part in Norway’s independence
Judith Gabriel Vinje
La Crescenta, Calif.
Syttende Mai might be called the “king swapping” day, but throw in a famous courtesan turned queen and an even more famous jilted lover, and you’ve got... a famous movie, and the story of Norway’s independence.
Until the late 800s, there was no single king in ...
A gourmet twist on the traditional 17. mai fare from Outside Oslo
Syttende Mai—it’s been a part of my Norwegian-American identity for as long as I can remember. Heading down to Ballard where Market Street would be lined with thousands of people from throughout the greater Seattle area, I’d watch the parade as a ...