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Welcome to the Norwegian-American Historical Association!

A private membership organization dedicated to locating, collecting, preserving and interpreting the Norwegian-American experience with accuracy, integrity and liveliness.

The Norwegian-American Historical Association 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. Theirs was a practical as well as thoroughly professional endeavor to provide funds for the publication of interesting books by talented scholars, who by careful research and interpretation would describe the American experience of an immigrant people then firmly rooted in the New World. The Association has enjoyed success and gained the recognition and respect of an international scholarly community. In fulfillment of its purpose, the Association has published nearly one hundred books of scholarly merit; promoted Norwegian-American historical research and literary work; and helped maintain and develop archives of Norwegian-American historical material located on the St. Olaf College campus. This rich program has attracted to the Association a membership of 2,000 citizens from all walks of life. 

Norwegian Heritage Day, May 9, 2014

We invite you to join us as we welcome Per Breiehagen, Lori Evert and their daughter Anja, creators of the New York Times Bestseller, The Christmas Wish, to show their their multi-media presentation of photography and videos of Norway and the story behind the creation of their book about a little Norwegian girlís quest to find Santa, and the animals that help her on her journey. As a special treat, Anja will play her violin and sing her favorite Norwegian folk songs.

We'll enjoy a smorgasbord themed luncheon and enjoy Nordic folk dances performed by the St. Olaf College Veselica company dancers. To register online, click here:
Norwegian Heritage Day Registration

NAHA-Norge Conference Set

The twelfth NAHA-Norge Seminar, Freedom and Migration in a Norwegian-American Context is set for June 18-21, 2014 in Fagernes, Norway. Registration is not yet open, but we will post a link to it when available.

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. To see the initial images click here. Select either the Bygdelag Photos or Norwegian-American Singing Groups.

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