Norway House Hosts

send off party for Ambassador Samuel Heins

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A bon-voyage reception was held at Norway House on Thursday, March 3 celebrating the appointment of Minnesota attorney Sam Heins as the new Ambassador to Norway! Sam, his wife Stacey Mills, along with his 97 year old mother were honored by a group of Norwegian American leaders, college presidents, political leaders including Governor Dayton, and Norway House supporters. After a lengthy approval process, Ambassador Heins fills the position that has been vacant for nearly 900 days. Senator Amy Klobuchar was instrumental in moving the process along to final approval. We look forward to frequent updates from the Ambassador and his wife about their time in Norway. We know that all Americans will be well represented by their leadership.

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SENATOR KLOBUCHAR Visits Norway House

Senator Klobuchar Welcomes Samuel Heins as Ambassador 

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The Norwegian-American community gathered on February 13th at Norway House to celebrate the nomination of Samuel Heins as US Ambassador to Norway. Senator Amy Klobuchar welcomed the new Ambassador after 869 long days pending in congress. Speaking on Heins, Ms. Klobuchar stated, “Minnesota is home to more people of Norwegian heritage than anywhere except Norway itself, so it is only fitting that the new ambassador hails form our state.”

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Embrace Norway’s Wonders

Join Borton Overseas on a guided tour through Norway!

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August 12-23, 2016

Join Borton Overseas on this delightful guided tour through Norway! This 12-day tour features many of Norway’s most popular highlights with some exclusive small group experiences sprinkled throughout. Explore the Nordic cityscapes of Oslo and Bergen, ride the famous Flåm Railway, cruise through the legendary beauty of Sognefjord and travel up the western coast aboard Hurtigruten’s Midnatsol for an authentic taste of Norway! This incredible adventure also includes special group activities, including a piano recital at the former home of composer Edvard Greig, a visit to a husky farm accompanied by lunch in a Viking long house and a King Crab safari and feast in Kirkenes!

Host David Engen

Embrace Norway’s Wonders is an exclusive Borton Overseas Signature Journey. Signature Journeys are premier tours hosted by Borton Overseas’ Destination Specialists (and sometimes special guest hosts) to the destinations we offer. This tour will be co-hosted by Borton Overseas Scandinavia Specialist Nicole Anderson and David Engen, the 2015 winner of Alt for Norge, a Norwegian reality show where Norwegian-Americans compete for the chance to meet their relatives and find out more about their personal heritage. This tour has been specially crafted to feature some of his favorite experiences from his time on the show! With David and Nicole’s insights and personal experiences leading the way, this trip is sure to entice both first time and seasoned travelers to truly embrace Norway’s wonders.

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Price from $4,205 per person land and cruise

Receive a free cabin upgrade* on Hurtigruten now through March 20! Use Code: NH-Upgrade when booking. Space is limited; call to reserve your spot today!

*Restrictions apply. Cabin upgrade is only valid in conjunction with this package. Call for details.

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YOU CAN HELP

BUILD THE NORWAY HOUSE EVENT CENTER!

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Almost one in six Minnesotans claims Norwegian heritage. The rich traditions of our Norwegian ancestry are interwoven throughout the fabric of our state. Today, as immigrants from all over the world look to Minnesota for a fresh start, it is more important than ever to remember and celebrate our common immigrant roots.

As you know, Norway House has embarked on a $13 million capital campaign to make the dream of a Norwegian American cultural and business center a reality. The next step is to construct a new 15,150-square-foot Norway House Event Center! To learn more about the project and how you can support it, please visit: http://norwayhouse.org/building-campaign/

 

While the capital campaign continues to progress, Norway House also looks to the Minnesota legislature to support this important investment in preserving our state’s history in the form of a $5 million appropriation request to match the funds raised from individual donors. This is where we need your help!

 

Please contact your local legislator and ask them to support Norway House’s inclusion in the 2016 bonding bill. You can look up your local legislators at: http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/districtfinder

 

With your help we can make this Norwegian American cultural and business center a world class celebration of our shared heritage!

 

Sample Script: My name is ________________ and I’m calling Senator/Representative ________________to encourage him/her to support the Norway House Appropriations funding.

 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist, Director of Development
952-221-3400/612-871-2211 or rebecca@jorgensonsundquist.com

Larry Jensen

My Norwegian roots run deep. The farm my g grandmother was born on in Norway is still farmed by cousins. IT’s been our family farm since 1578. Both of my grandmothers were 100% Norwegian…I am the family historian and look forward to The Norway House !!!

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