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Virtual Field Trip Friday: Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim Museum
12:15 pm EST

Do you have a travel bug but COVID is keeping you from the world? ASHM is exited to bring the world to you with our Virtual Field Trip Friday program series! Each month we partner with museums throughout the U.S. and Scandinavia to bring their exhibits and collections to you. The program is 45 minutes long over the lunch hour so you can take a break from your day, whether at home or work, to be immersed in a Scandinavian cultural experience. Programs are presented over the Zoom platform and are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers, registration is required and space is limited.

Our next Virtual Field Trip Friday will be with the Vesterheim, National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa.

The “Vesterheim Gems” tour will showcase the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Vesterheim’s exhibitions explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience. This virtual tour is based on collection highlights that a visitor to Vesterheim could see in an hour. The visitor guide offered at the museum admissions desk says, “If you are short on time, you won’t want to miss these standouts on any Vesterheim tour, but fair warning: There will be a lot of other wonderful things on the way that may distract you.” During this virtual tour, viewers will explore the breadth of Vesterheim’s collections of folk art, fine art, and other cultural artifacts. The story of Norwegian immigration is the thread that ties it all together. Velkommen to Vesterheim!

About Vesterheim:

Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in the conversation of the American immigrant journey through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience, and to participate in the continual evolution of traditional folk art as it meets new influences. Vesterheim offers innovative and interactive exhibits, classes, and programs, both at the dynamic campus and park in scenic Decorah, Iowa, and online at and Vesterheim social media. For more information on exhibits, classes, programs, tours, membership opportunities, and ways to donate and volunteer, connect at