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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.

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Cultural Solitaire

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?

10 Norwegian Artists Appear in Quarantine Music Festival

Over Easter weekend, when Norwegians tend to have vacation getaways planned, ten Norwegian artists helped raise spirits by playing quarantine concerts for Norway’s largest “streaming festival,” “Somewhere Else // Et Helt Annet Sted”

By |June 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 10 Norwegian Artists Appear in Quarantine Music Festival

Celebrate Syttende Mai at Home

Syttende Mai is a celebration of Norwegian culture and coming together with family and community. In a time when in-person parades and parties are on hold, you can find ways to celebrate Syttende Mai while maintaining a safe physical distance. Here are some ideas for a home-based celebration:

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Syttende Mai at Home

Sons of Norway Quarantine Bingo

This game can help you have some fun, stay active, and maybe try a few new things while sheltering in place! Members AND non-members are eligible to play.

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Quarantine Bingo

Will Regional Reform Result in New Bunads?

As of January 2020, Norway’s 19 previous fylker (counties) have merged into 11, following a 2017 decision by Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament). Now that this regional reform has taken effect, does it follow that bunader (region-specific Norwegian folk costumes) will undergo a transformation?

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Will Regional Reform Result in New Bunads?

Lær deg litt norsk!*

Finding yourself with extra free time lately? This is a great opportunity to *learn some Norwegian or improve on the language skills you already have. Beginners can learn the basics on our website. (Members, log in to hear phrases pronounced by native speakers.)

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Lær deg litt norsk!*

The Coolest Place in Oslo

There’s a new cultural hub on the east side of Oslo. You’ll definitely want to visit, but you probably can’t get in. Biblo Tøyen is a recently revamped youth library exclusively for kids ages 10 to 15. In 2019, the library was named one of the 50 coolest places in the world by TIME [Magazine] for Kids.

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Coolest Place in Oslo
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