New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigrants in Minnesota 1825-1925 Exhibit

Traveling exhibit from the Sons of Norway, St. Paul Lodge. On view January 7 – April 1, 2017.

One in five Minnesotans claim Norwegian ancestry. Learn the stories behind one of the earliest and largest ethnic groups to settle in Minnesota through this 20 panel exhibit created by the Ramsey County Historical Society and the St. Paul Sons of Norway Synnove-Nordkap Lodge. Through primary materials and secondary research conducted by historians Carlton Qualey and Jon Gjerde, each panel explores the first 100 years of Norwegian immigration. Funding to create this exhibit came from the Sons of Norway Foundation and funds from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund as administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society (651-388-6024 | for more information.