Cultural Solitaire

Sons of Norway is excited to share our new game, Cultural Solitaire. This is the perfect tidsfordriv (pastime) as well as a tool for learning about famous Norwegians and North Americans with Norwegian heritage.

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Seven Years as Norway’s Ambassador

I have served as Norway’s Ambassador to the United States for the past seven years. It has been a privilege and an honor to work every day on further developing the already excellent relationship between our two countries. In a few weeks I will leave Washington, D.C., and move on to new challenges.

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Seven Years as Norway’s Ambassador

Norway: A Great Spot for Birds (and Birders)

In many ways, Norway can be seen as something of a well-rounded overachiever – the nation routinely ranks at or near the top of a wide range of categories, from public safety and green energy to raising children and general life satisfaction. Here’s one more addition to that ever-growing list: birdwatching.

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norway: A Great Spot for Birds (and Birders)

Launch a Lodge Library or Book Exchange

While participating in the Cultural Skills Program, some members have discovered that their town’s libraries only have a few Norwegian authors, or very few titles published in recent decades. Bolster your lodge’s cultural knowledge by founding a lodge library, starting a book exchange, or both!

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Resource Blog|Comments Off on Launch a Lodge Library or Book Exchange

What Do These Famous People Have in Common?

They are all Americans with Norwegian ancestry! You may not have realized that there were so many Norwegian-Americans who have become household names. Read on and find out how each person is connected to Gamle Norge.

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on What Do These Famous People Have in Common?

Multilateral Cooperation in Times of Crisis

At this time of great uncertainty and global disruption, a coordinated international response through a functioning multilateral system is needed more than ever—a system where countries work together as members of international organizations. We are all affected by the coronavirus, and no country can overcome this crisis alone.

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