Gundersen Health System co-sponsors Vesterheim youth program at Vesterheim


The Vesterheim museum shows both historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts.   File photo

Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, recently celebrated Windows on the World. 

About 240 Decorah-area third-grade students and their teachers and families participated in the program to better understand the history of technology.

Vesterheim youth educator Jennifer Kovarik sent her thanks to program sponsors Gundersen Health System of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Luster Heights Work Camp; Michael Bergan; and Roger Bergan, in addition to the RSVP volunteers.

The Vesterheim museum seeks to present a picture of American immigration, specifically focusing on the Norwegian-American experience. It shows both historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. It also teaches classes in Norwegian culture and folk art, which includes rosemaling (decorative painting), woodcarving and woodworking, knife making, and textile arts.

For more information visit the Vesterheim website at vesterheim.org.

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