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Vesterheim Participates in the Blue Star Museums Program


Wed, May 21st, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — From Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, September 1, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will be offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.



For the fifth year, Vesterheim is proud to join more than 2,000 museums in thanking military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice. Vesterheim welcomes them to explore the history and art of Norwegian immigrants to America and hopes many families will take advantage of this summer offer.



Blue Star Families is a national, non-partisan, non-profit network of military families from all ranks and services including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect, and empower military families. The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.



The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.



Through 24,000 objects 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.

19th-century bread and butter making at historic Forestville in June

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Learn how to make bread and butter the old fashioned way, in two popular programs offered at Historic Forestville this June. Families can see 19th-century chores in progress and learn from costumed history players about farm life. •Event: Bread M ..... 
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19th-century bread and butter making at Historic Forestville in June

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Learn how to make bread and butter the old fashioned way, in two popular programs offered at Historic Forestville this June. Families can see 19th-century chores in progress and learn from costumed history players about farm life. •Event: Bread ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

The menu is set. The cooks are ready to go. The wine and beer sommeliers have picked the beverages. ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away, and we’re ready for our guests. This annual experience of taste promises to be an evening of incredible fla ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The menu is set. The cooks are ready to go. The wine and beer sommeliers have picked the beverages. ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away, and we’re ready for our guests. This annual experience of taste promises to be an evening of incredible fla ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

The menu is set. The cooks are ready to go. The wine and beer sommeliers have picked the beverages. ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away, and we’re ready for our guests. This annual experience of taste promises to be an evening of incredible fla ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering is May 15-18, 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The 16th Annual Bluff Country Gathering is delighting us again with traditional American music and dance in Lanesboro, Minn. from May 15-18, 2014. One can learn the tradition through workshops (only a few spots left), revel in the musical talent thro ..... 
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Live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing excellent entertainment of all genres to southeastern Minnesota. Join us for some of our upcoming events. •Veterans Funeral Benefits Seminar - May 14, 2014, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Legio ..... 
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Artist Adam Manley to come to Lanesboro

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Mixed Media Artist Adam Manley will be Lanesboro Arts Center’s 39th Artist in Residence: May 17-31, 2014, working on a public art project involving place and history and architecture. PUBLIC INVITED to participate on Saturday, M ..... 
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