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Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Up Next: The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn by Tod Gangler
Member Preview: Thursday, September 18
September 19-November 16


Explore an evolving Ballard through this exhibition of photographs by Tod Gangler. The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn collects views and visions of Ballard as it appears in the 21st century using 19th century photographic techniques. Taking the point of view of people who occupy this part of Seattle at various hours of the day, Gangler's images encompass various notions of time.

Exhibtion support is provided by The Maurer Family Foundation.

Read more about the exhibition here.





Capital Campaign Updates: The New Nordic Heritage Museum

New Museum

Read about progress on the Capital Campaign, see renderings and models, and find out how you can contribute to the new Nordic Heritage Museum! Every day we get closer to closing the funding gap and every dollar makes a difference. Consider a donation today!






Thanks for a Great Viking Days 2014
Viking Days 2014

Thanks for making the 31st Viking Days another fantastic success! We hosted our first 5K, raffled off a flight on Icelandair, watched Vikings battle, and made over two thousand æbleskiver!

The results from the race can be found here.

If you want to learn to make æbleskiver yourself, sign up for the Craft School æbleskiver class in December!

The lucky raffle winners were:
• Jane Frol won two round-trip tickets aboard Icelandair
• Betty Rosenau won two round trip tickets on a Victoria Clipper with a one night stay in the Gatsby Mansion
• Beloved long-time Nordic Heritage Museum volunteer Barbra Paquette won a one night stay at Hotel Ändra
• Marjorie Palek won two passes to the Columbia River Maritime Museum
• Lynn Johansson won a Family Membership to the Nordic Heritage Museum
• Jenny Tenlen won a $50 gift certificate to Eat Ballard from iloveseattle.org






Arne & Carlos Nordic Knitting Conference 2014 Registration is Now Open!

October 3-5, 2014

The 2014 Nordic Knitting Conference — a unique chance to learn from nationally and internationally known knitters and textile artists — will feature Arne & Carlos, Norway’s knitting rock stars, this October 3, 4, and 5. The conference is held every other year, and focuses on techniques and styles inspired by past and present Nordic textile traditions.

Learn more and register online now here.






Museum Address

3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Museum Hours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday

We are closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Admission Prices

Adults $8
Seniors and college students $7
Children over 5 years $6
Children under 5 years free

Members of the Nordic Heritage Museum free

First Thursday of each month: free admission all day



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