Visit Vesterheim to view A Dream of Milk and Honey, a stop-motion animated film about Norwegian immigration to the United States. The film is approximately 25 minutes long and tells the story of two immigrants during the 1800s.
In spring 2023, nine Decorah-area students participated in a workshop collaboration between Vesterheim and the Decorah Home School Assistance Program with Norwegian partners E6 Mediaverksted, Fredrikstad Kulturskolen, and Studium Actoris. Using historic documents, images, and stories from Vesterheim’s collection and collections in Norway, animators Katz Plunkett and Gitte Ous worked with the Decorah students and over one hundred students in Fredrikstad, Norway, to film individual scenes that were joined together, along with Norwegian dialogue and music, to make the film.
Along with Kelly Johnson, Decorah Homeschool Assistance Program Coordinator, the Decorah students who participated in the workshop were Lucas Fankhauser, Eston Flatland, Shepard Harman-Wood, Eva Kriemelmeyer, Noah Kriemelmeyer, Caleb Johnson, Kaya Johnson, Dominic Wheeler, and Isaiah Wheeler.
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Vesterheim offers free admission the second Saturday of every month! Come enjoy the museum and have fun with various planned special activities.
The exhibit is supported by Daniel and Mary Ann Thurmer and their children, Jenelle, Johanna, Hans, and families, in honor of their parents.
Free Second Saturdays are supported in part by a generous gift to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from Kari and Pete Espinosa.