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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.


The archives currrently are open by appointment only. Please call 507-786-3450 or email to plan your visit. Thank you!


Join NAHA at Norway House for our Spring Member Meetup! Our program features a talk by runologist Henrik Williams of Uppsala University: "The Importance of Runic Inscriptions for History — And the Dangers of Fake History in Runology."

We'll kick off the evening with social time that includes Nordic-inspired eats and a cash bar. Our programs are always open to the public, so invite a friend!

Wednesday, April 11, 5 pm reception; 6 pm program
Norway House, 913 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis
NAHA members $10; Non-members $15.
For more information and to register, visit our event page

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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