November 13, 2017

Gifts for Christmas

 Looking for some Scandinavian-inspired gift ideas? Check out the November issue of Viking and see more ideas here.

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November 10, 2017

Season of Dazzling Northern Lights

The phenomenon known as “Northern Lights” is most commonly seen in the northern hemisphere of our planet between the months of October and March. The lights are described to be magical, dramatic and utterly dazzling.  If you are fortunate enough to experience the display, you’ll see a ray of dancing greens, yellows, violets and reds; on a rare occurrence, you could even spot some oranges and whites. Here are eight more interesting facts about Northern Lights, officially know as Aurora Borealis, and some of the most amazing pictures you have ever seen. 

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November 10, 2017

Foundation Board Member Receives St. Olav Medal

The name Doug Warne may sound familiar to many of you. After all, he serves on the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors and is the voice behind the Seattle-based radio show “Scandinavian Hour,”which he has hosted for 55 years.

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November 9, 2017

Royal Stables Artistically Repurposed

Flashback: It’s the glory days between the World Wars, when King Haakon and Queen Maud maintained a handsome and complete royal stable of horses along with all the trappings of the day. Carriages, harnesses and other tack, a shoeing forge and even infirmary stalls were part of the state-of-the-art facility. The Royal Stables included an equestrian arena and viewing gallery. Thirteen grooms were housed on site, attending to all the needs that 38 horses required.

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November 8, 2017

Stellar Speakers at the 2017 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Only a few tickets remain for this year’s Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on November 21. With an irresistible line-up of speakers, it’s not surprising! 

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November 7, 2017

Ibsen’s Peer Gynt Turns 150

Norway’s most famous play, Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, celebrates its 150 year anniversary in 2017. The drama, which paints the vibrant and outrageous adventures and misdeeds of Peer Gynt, was finished on October 14, 1867, while its stage premiere opened exactly one month later.

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November 6, 2017

St. Olaf Professor Awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

Margaret H. O’Leary, Associate Dean for Humanities and King Olav V Chair of Scandinavian-American Studies at St. Olaf College, was awarded the rank of Office of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit on September 16. 

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November 1, 2017

Old Sagas, New Audiences

Old Norse specialist Dr. Jackson Crawford brings Viking-era stories to life. Check out the November issue of Viking magazine, and see more here.

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October 27, 2017

VocalEssence Singers to Perform at the 2017 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Kick off Thanksgiving week with a Nordic-inspired breakfast and the exquisite choral music of the VocalEssence Singers, a national force in its genre for nearly three decades! The Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, coming up on Tuesday, November 21, is pleased to present this local musical treasure...

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October 16, 2017

Join the Sons of Norway Team

Our members are passionate about their Norwegian heritage and are the lifeblood of our international organization. Sons of Norway is seeking an energetic Membership Specialist who will develop programs, initiatives and policies designed to maintain and increase membership. Apply today!

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