Washington Lodge Website

 Version 3.5  May 21, 2024 

Lodge Picnics

Washington Lodge will be celebration the summer with three Picnic.  Mark your calendars for three exciting events.  Details of the individual Picnic will be provided in the newsletters and this website.

Saturday June 22, Saturday July 20, and Sunday August 18.

In honor of the award of the Nobel Prize in literature to Jon Fosse, we have added a page to the reading circle website with articles by Christine Meloni on Fosse and his work.     

Click to check out the Jon Fosse Page

 Language Classes Resume 

The lodge offers beginning, intermediate and advanced Norwegian language classes every Thursday evening at Norway House. Our instructor is Anne-Grethe Phillips, a native Norwegian speaker with many years of experience as a certified Norwegian/English teacher. See page 9 of the January Newsletter.

GIG, Sat., May 25, 3 pm, Zoom 

Unraveling Your Norwegian Roots Through DNA 

On May 25 at 3:00 pm on Zoom the Genealogy Interest Group will have a presentation from Dana Kelly, Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. She will walk us through steps to get more out of your DNA test. She will explore ways to identify mysterious ancestors and confirm that we have found the right Ole Anderson.

For any questions and the Zoom information, contact by Joel Myklebust, Genealogy Interest Group Co-chair genealogy@NorwayDC.org.

Welcome to our Website

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 almost 400 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 Jeff Jorgenson  at Jas_jorgenson@yahoo.com

To Join Washington Lodge Click Here

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

Hint: When you push a brown button, it will open a new tab on your screen. However, if you close the tab, it will return you to the previous screen.

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.