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Are you interested in Norway Literature, History, Folklore, Genealogy, Food, or Language? Do you want to connect to your roots, study the Viking age or the Norwegian Resistance in WWII, or discuss the latest in Norwegian culture?

The Sons of Norway members in the nation's capital, representing a diversity of background and nationality, share an interest in Norwegian and Scandinavian Culture. We trust that all ages will find something of interest -- in our web site and in our lodge. We have over 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.

For information on membership, contact Shelley Mitchell (703-815-4367) or vp@norwaydc.org .

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For other information, contact Dave Brown President@norwaydc.org .

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October Lodge Meeting

On Saturday, October 15th we will have another in-person lodge meeting in two years. The Lodge doors will open at 5 PM for everyone to mingle and drop off any potluck dishes. The potluck dinner will begin at approximately 6 pm. During the dinner we will be showing videos on our new state-of-the-art Audio-Visual system. The meeting will then begin at 7 PM, giving us time to eat, chat with others, grab any seconds, and then pick-up some coffee and dessert for the meeting.

We will have short presentations from two of our members and some beautiful videos of Norway on our new A/V system. Tina Keune will talk about rosemaling and her award-winning creations. Blake Ryan Thompson will talk about new discoveries concerning the national liturgy of late medieval Norway.

Don’t forget to bring a food dish to share with our members! We welcome Norwegian delicacies, beloved family favorites, or something from Costco. Unlike other meetings, the Lodge will not be providing any food. The Lodge will be providing beverages – soda, coffee, tea, water, etc.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

The Zoom Meeting will start at 7 PM. The information for the meeting has been sent our via Mail Chimp message. If you need the information, please contacted Bill DeRoche at programs@NorwayDC.org


Future Lodge Meetings


November 19 (Saturday) 7 PM

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of the Norwegian American, will give a talk on Norway and the Norwegian American community today. Because of the Christmas Festival, this meeting will be held only on Zoom.

December 11 (Sunday) 2 PM

Christmas Party (Juletid) - Celebrate Christmas in the Norwegian tradition,


2022 Norwegian Christmas Festival

Saturday, November 5, 10 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, November 6, 11 AM to 4 PM

Friday, December 2, 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, December 3, 10 Am to 5 PM

Nordic café on site. Imported foods for sale (fiskballer, cheeses such as Nøkkelost, gjetost, Lefse, chocolates & more), Dale of Norway sweaters, jewelry, rosemaling, handicrafts, Nordic themed games/toys, Christmas décor, Kitchenware, linens, books and more. Visit the fjord horses and Lundehunds (unique Norwegian horse and dog breeds) – check the website for horse & dog schedules. The festival will be held at Norway House.

Reserve your spot – reservation system will launch Mid – October on this website.

Check this website for the current information on this event.

Questions email Festival@NorwayDC.org

Genealogy Interest Group


On October 22 at 3 PM (Eastern Time), Liv Birgit Christiansen (https://genealogicalresearchnorway.blog) will take a deeper dive into the many resources in the on-line Norwegian National Archives. Joel Myklebust will send an invitation soon for anyone who would like to suggest ancestors to serve as examples for her presentation.

Cultural Skills

This fall the lodge is running a Cooking Pin Challenge. Photograph the Norwegian treats and main dishes you cook this fall, and let’s see how many lodge members can earn a first, second, or third cultural skills pin before the end of the year! Email culturalskills@norwaydc.org to find out more about the Cultural Skills program.

Norwegian Church Service

The Norwegian Church Service in Washington cordially invites you to a festive service to celebrate our 75th Anniversary on Sunday October 9th at 3 pm. After the service, there will be refreshments (Kirkekaffe) downstairs in the social hall. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20187. Please RSVP by October 2nd. https://nosokirken.org/event/75th/

Swedish Genealogy

Drott Lodge of Vasa Genealogy Seminar Join VASA Drott Lodge #168 on Saturday, November 12, 2022 for a day of research at its Virtual Swedish Genealogy Conference. Our presenters are all experts in the field of Swedish genealogy. Register using the following link.

www.memberplanet.com/events/vasadrottlodge168/swedishgenealogyconference

Norwegian Conversation Sessions

Until we resume weekly in-person language classes at Norway House, our intermediate and advanced students meet by Zoom for informal conversation most Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 PM. If you’d like to participate, please email culturalskills@norwaydc.org.