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Visit Vesterheim’s “Trunk Room”


Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa —Stop by Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for Free First Thursday, October 3, and visit the “Trunk Room.”

Back by popular demand, the “Trunk Room” is open storage in the museum’s Main Building and it’s full of amazing trunks, carved furniture, historic rifles, and more. “If you missed it, come back to see it, and if you haven’t seen it, come and check it out,” Martha Griesheimer, Vesterheim’s Free First Thursday Coordinator, said.

The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with free admission sponsored by Decorah Bank and Trust Company and daily tours of the buildings in the museum’s Open Air Division will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Check vesterheim.org for a schedule of “Free First Thursday” events.

Through 24,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

SpectaculAir at Rushford, MN promises to be spectacular

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

The Rushford Municipal Airport at Rushford, Minn., presents the first-ever SpectaculAir air show, September 27 and 28, 2013, at the airport. The event, sponsored by the City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt, Inc., and approximately a dozen local businesses ..... 
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SpectaculAir at Rushford, MN promises to be spectacular

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Rushford Municipal Airport at Rushford, Minn., presents the first-ever SpectaculAir air show, September 27 and 28, 2013, at the airport. The event, sponsored by the City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt, Inc., and approximately a dozen local businesses ..... 
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Paintings Inspired by Scotland and the Cave of Smoo

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘Paintings Inspired by Scotland and the Cave of Smoo’ will feature oil paintings by Harmony, Minn. artist Paul Brokken in a SEMAC McKnight Artist Showcase at Lanesboro Arts Center. The show opens with an artist reception on ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band invites new members

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band invites new members to join the group as they begin their fall rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the elementary school band room. The first rehearsal was on Thursday, Sep ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria 2013 was cookin’

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Despite the day’s temperatures reaching the high 90’s, ExpoCulinaria--An Experience of Taste was relished by attendees sampling at the many restaurant and vendors tables, shopping artisan exhibits, listening to a diversity of music and cheering ..... 
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Arguments & Negotiations by Pixie Youngdahl

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company is pleased to announce the release of Pixie Youngdahl’s new book, “Arguments & Negotiations.” A bittersweet memoir of surviving a battle with cancer, Pixie tells her story with subtle humo ..... 
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“Trout, Trails, & Treats!” in Preston

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Preston celebrates “Taste of the Trail” on Saturday, September 21 at the Trailhead Park in Preston. Guests can enjoy biking along our scenic trails and also test taste local foods. But “taste” also includes non-edible samplings, giving visit ..... 
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Vesterheim Museum Welcomes Jan Brett to Decorah, Iowa

Wed, Sep 11th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa —At the invitation of Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, beloved children's author Jan Brett will visit Decorah on Sunday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The visit is one of a serie ..... 
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