New exhibit explores Norwegian immigration in Minnesota


(1/7/2015)

New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration to Minnesota, 1825-1925

On Exhibit at the Winona County History Center January 10 - March 31

The St. Paul Sons of Norway Synnove Nordkap lodge has researched and developed a 20-panel exhibit highlighting the history of Norwegian immigration to Minnesota. Winona’s chapter of the Sons of Norway has sponsored the exhibit’s journey to Winona and the Winona County History Center will host this interesting look into the lives and traditions of 19th and early 20th century Norwegian immigrants. Artifacts from the Winona County Historical Society’s collection will be featured along with items on loan from local Norwegian families to highlight local stories of Winona County’s Norwegian immigrants.

The exhibit will be at the History Center January 10 to March 31.

A special exhibit opening reception will be held this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. Attendees will also be able to try traditional Norwegian crafts and cooking during the exhibit’s stay through a series of “Hands-on History” programs.

Hands-On History schedule for New Land, New Life
How to Make Lefse, Saturday, January 24, 10:30 a.m., free.
Heart Basket Craft and Nisse Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, February 8, noon to 4 p.m., free.

Learn more about the Winona County Historical Society by visiting www.winonahistory.org or calling 507-454-2723. Also, check out the Winona Sons of Norway at winonasonsofnorway.webs.com.

 

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