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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, as a national center for the collection and preservation of historical material. Now in its 92nd year, the Association has published more than 100 books of scholarly merit and its archive is home to more than 1,700 collections. NAHA is located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Archives Hours

So that we can better serve you, the archives are open Monday through Friday by appointment only.

Call 507-786-3221 or email to plan your visit. Thank you!

From the Norwegian-American Table
Fall Member Event

Join the Norwegian-American Historical Association as it teams up with the Mill City Museum for a celebration of Norwegian-American foodways, past and present.

Debbie Miller, co-author of “Potluck Paradise,” will convene a panel of Norwegian food experts: Darlene Fossum-Martin, educational specialist at Vesterheim Museum, Chris Dorff, president of Olsen Fish Company, and Solveig Tofte, founder of Sun Street Breads.

Enjoy lefse and rømmegrøt demos and tastings; samples from Vikre Distillery, Sun Street Breads, Olsen Fish Company, and more!

Register by Oct. 31 by visiting our event page.

For more info, or to register by phone, call 507-786-3221. 

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

For an overview of the Association's program, activities, and accomplishments over the past year, take a look at our 2016 Annual Report.

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

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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