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Welcome to the Norwegian-American Historical Association!

Dedicated to locating, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Norwegian-American experience with accuracy, integrity and liveliness.

NAHA was organized October 6, 1925, by a group of far-sighted Norwegian Americans who sought to establish a national center for the collection and preservation of historical material. Now in its 90th year, the Association has published more than 100 books of scholarly merit and its archive is home to more than 1700 collections. NAHA is located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

The NAHA Archives will be closed 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

May Preservation Tour

Valley Grove Lutheran Churches Mark your calendars and join NAHA and a guide team of historians on Friday, May 13 for a bus tour of four Norwegian-American churches that have been preserved in Rice and Goodhue Counties. The tour begins with a morning presentation of St. Olaf College before visiting Hauge Lutheran Church near Kenyon, Trondhjem Lutheran Church near Lonsdale, and Valley Grove Lutheran Churches near Nerstrand. A catered lunch is included.

For more information and to register, see our events page. Non-members of NAHA are also welcome. Join us!

2015 Annual Report2015 Annual Report

For an overview of the Association's program, activities, and accomplishments over the past year, take a look at our 2015 Annual Report.

NAHA members may request a print version, which includes a thank you to our donors, by calling 507-786-3221 or emailing

Winter Currents Newsletter

Check out the Winter issue of Currents, the quarterly newsletter for members of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. Our Winter issue highlights new additions to the archives, tips for family genealogists, upcoming events and book offers for members, and more.

Club 2014 - A Campaign for Archive Climate Control

We are committed to preserving the NAHA archives for future generations. Learn more about Club 2014 and how you can help.

Updated Digital Content Added

We recently added a selection of panoramic photographs to our digital archive. These large format photographs have been scanned in incredible detail so you can view experience them in a way never before possible.

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