Washington DC Lodge (3-428)

Sons of Norway

Version 1.7 November 26, 2021

December 12, 2 PM (Eastern Time) - Julfest 2021

We will be celebrating Julfest by remembering how we celebrated this holiday in the past. We are asking members to share their recollections and pictures of how they celebrated Christmas in their childhood. We are interested in your story whether you celebrated in Norway, the United States, or another country. We will also have some holiday videos from Norway. (Zoom Meeting)..

New Videos on the Lodge YouTube Channel

Brick Walls in Genealogy and how to Deal with Them.

If you do Genealogy, you have met Brick Walls. You have the name of a Great Grandfather but do not know where he was born. In this “nuts and bolts” session members discuss these problems and show how they got around them.


Roosevelt’s Vikings

Join us on the Norwegian History Round Table to learn about the 99th Infantry Battalion - the famed Norwegian-American army unit which fought in Europe during World War two. Many the battalion’s members were Norwegian sailors - one of them was Hans A. Larsen from Tønsberg, Norway. Antoni Pisani, Norwegian journalist and author of “The Canal Drive: The 99th Infantry Battalion and the Liberation of Belgian Limburg”, presented the overall history of the unit. Relatives of Hans A. Larsen shared his story. This was a Zoom meeting of the GIG on September 25, 2021


The Viking Heart

At the October meeting of Washington Lodge, Dr. Arthur Herman discussed his most recent book, "The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World." Herman is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, a Pulitzer finalist, and the author of nine books. From a Wall Street Journal book review: "The Viking Heart is an absorbing and humane account of how the long-ago ancestors of modern-day Scandinavians—the Vikings—shaped Europe as warriors and how, later, their more orderly descendants left a profound cultural and material mark on the U.S. as immigrants." The presentation was given via Zoom on October16, 2021.


Velkommen to our new Website

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).

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

To Join Washington Lodge Click Here

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

You will have noticed that we have redesigned the website. The new site will provide better graphics and a seamless integration with external web sites such as Facebook and YouTube. It will also allow the special interest groups control over their part of the website. The disadvantage is that we are using two methods of navigation. The brown buttons are used to navigate outside of the main website (the one you are using now) to external website or documents. The tabs (on the black bar above main picture) are used to navigate within the main website.

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.