Greetings from Lisvreise- Norwegian Heritage Center:
The end of the year brings no greater joy
than the opportunity to express to you
season's greetings and good wishes.
Thank you for visiting us in 2015, our inaugural year.
We hope that your visit reminded you of
members long gone, who immigrated and
along traditions from Norway
that you still practice today.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.
We are still adding to our artifact collection
and will be having an array of
speakers in our
We wish you joy and peace in 2016!
277 W MAIN STREET, STOUGHTON, WI 53589
Manager Marg Listug and Julie K. Allen, professor of Scandinavian Studies and German in UW-Madison's Department of
Scandinavian Studies gave a presentation titled
"Far from the North Pole: Scandinavians in the Midwest."
Kathie Gallagher (Livsreise Staff)
, Nicole Olson, (Livsreise Staff), Sara Johnson (Bryant Foundation and Livsreise Staff),
and Ellen Marie Jensen.
Ellen is the author of
"We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sámi
and editor of
"What We Believe In: Sámi Religious Experience and
from 1593 to the Present"
Ellen gave a presentation of the immigrant stories from her book "We Stopped Forgetting" focusing on beliefs and spirituality of the Sámi people which encompasses parts of
Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.
On Monday October 5, 2015 in the Livsreise Auditorium Jørgen Sando gave a presentation, "The History and Magic of Bunad Jewelry." He is a fourth-generation goldsmith from Telemark who specializes in "bunad silver," which are brooches and other jewelry items for Norwegian national costumes.
December 2015 Yahara School 3rd and 4th graders from
Edgerton School District visit Livsreise.
(above and below)
Livsreise Main Gallery