Nordic Events in Twin Cities Metro Area

picture of The Stavig Letters

The Stavig Letters

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00pm
Norway House
913 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN.

A documentary based on the stories of Lars Stavig, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1876, and his brother Knut, who stayed behind in Norway. The two exchanged more than 150 letters spanning more than five decades from 1881 to 1938, the Stavig Letters give voice and reality to the immigrant experience from the perspectives of both countries.

picture of Odell Bjerkness

Odell Bjerkness

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00pm
Norway House
913 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN.

Odell Bjerkness former Executive Director of Concordia Language Villages, has authored a new book called, "It Takes A Village." This is a memoir of his time at CLV. We will be able to hear his story.

Odell is a widely recognized author having received the prestigous Order of St. Olav medal from King Olav of Norway, and Luther College's Distinguished Alumni award. Other books he has written include: History of the Valdres Valley; The 28 Stave Churches of Norway, and The Prince and the Nanny: The Life of Prince Harald,

As Director of CLV, Odell was instrumental in the growth of CLV and helped Skogfjorden obtain many of its priceless works of art and buildings, for example, the Stave Church, immigrant houses, and many works of art in the Gimle, dining hall building,

Please join us for what will be a delightful presentation.