The Sons of Norway members in the nation's capital, representing a diversity of background and nationality, share an interest in all things Norwegian and Scandinavian. We trust that all ages will find something of interest -- in our web site and in our lodge. We have around 300 members. Most are from the local area of DC, Maryland, and Virginia, but we also have members from another 16 states as well as Norway, Canada, and Great Britain (many of whom have a connection to the area).   Learn more about us or Join Sons of Norway.  For information on membership, contact Shelley Mitchell (703-815-4367) or .  For other information, contact Dave Brown .

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 Lodge Meetings & Events

May 15, World War II and My Family, NINA BRAMBANI SMITH  
June 19, ‘Norwegian ‘Mayflower’: The Voyage of the Restauration,  Dale Goodman, Member of  Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Board and a direct descendent Restauration passengers.  

Norwegian History Roundtable (NHR) 

"Atlantic Crossing: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy ?"

This month’s meeting, on May 23 at 2 PM. (Easter Time) We will have Thomas  V.H. Hagen of the AGEN | ARKIVET Peace and Human Rights Centre,  Historian Jorgen Flood, and other distinguished speakers.  Note the time is now at 2 PM.  We have selected the time to encourge Norwegian participation.

 If you are interested, please contact Bill DeRoche


Do you want to connect with your inner Viking? Do you want to understand the conditions that prompted your ancestors to uproot their lives and go to America? Do you want to appreciate the men and woman who created Norwegian culture? Do you want to experience the trials and triumphs of Norway in WWII? In short – are you interested in Norwegian history? I would like to set up a Norwegian History Round Table. It will offer speakers, debates, field trips, demonstrations of historic crafts, and round table discussions. The round table will be an extended show and tell. You can share a book or magazine, show a historic artifact, alert us to an upcoming event, ask a question, read from an article that you are writing, or suggest some other activities or projects related to our history. The Round Table will be for everyone, from the complete novice to the international authority.   Bill DeRoche

Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)
Norwegian American Genealogy Center

On May 22 at 3 PM (Eastern Time) we will hear from Dana Kelly, the Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogy Center and Naeseth Library in Madison WI. The center has many interesting courses, listed at in Madison WI. Dana spoke to our group a year ago about tracing our ancestors back to Norway. The center has many interesting courses, listed at

The Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library has been in existence for over 40 years and is one of America’s leading genealogical research centers. The Center began as the dream of Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994), internationally renowned scholar in the field of Norwegian-American genealogy and immigration history. As early as the 1940’s, Naeseth began collecting the primary resource information and documents relating to Norwegians in the United States.

Zoom information will be sent about a week before the meeting. If you are not on the GIG mailing list and wish to attend, please email genealogy mailing list and wish to attend, please email

The Reading Circle
Reading Circle Selection for June 22 at 7:30 PM

The Master Builder by Ibsen with Laurie Jaghlit as facilitator

First performed in 1892, this psychological drama is one of the great Norwegian playwright's most symbolic and lyrical works. The drama explores the insecurities of an aging architect, Halvard Solness, who suspects that his creative powers have diminished with age. Solness finds strength of purpose in his involvement with Hilda — his muse, inspiration, and ardent believer in his greatness — but their association leads to a conflict between heroic myth and complicated reality.(Goodreads) If you plan to attend, please contact Christine Meloni by midnight on June 21st at and she will send you the link.

Norwegian Language & Conversation

The lodge’s language classes are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.  When it is safe to meet again, Wednesday evening classes will resume. However, intermediate and advanced language students are invited to join us in an informal Zoom conversation session.  Please contact Katja Jacobsen at for more information.

 You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.

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