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  • July

  • July Nordic Nights
  • Book Talk—Glassmusic
  • Craftschool: Woodcarving
  • Árstíðir Concert
  • Swedish Crayfish Dinner
  • August

  • Viking Days Festival
  • September

  • Studio Tour and Reception with Steve Jensen
  • Special Events

    Events & Programs


    July Ornamental Woodcarving w/ Erik Holt
    Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
    9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Woodcarvers at all levels are welcome in this class. Tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be covered for beginners. Continuing students will develop their own projects.

    Classes start at $45 for museum members, $47 general admission. Visit www.nordicdragon.com for more information about tools and supplies.

    Register at: July Woodcarving Eventbrite

    Nordic Nights
    Thursday, July 2
    4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


    Join us at the Museum for our new after-hours program, Nordic Nights. On the first Thursday of the month the Museum will be open until 8PM, enjoy tours, programs, kids crafts and more while the exhibitions stay open late! The July Nordic Nights will feature a book talk by author Rebecca Snow who will talk about her book Glassmusic.

    Book Talk—Glassmusic
    Thursday, July 2
    7:00 p.m.


    In the serene fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family’s secrets.

    Ingrid’s father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on her to see for him even as it threatens to tear apart his marriage. And after she witnesses an assault against her sister, Ingrid must decide when to speak and when to remain silent, whom to trust and when to run away.

    Glassmusic explores the sometimes devastating realities of loyalty and jealousy, with philosophy, music and love as guides.

    The book will be available for sale in our gift store.

    Concert: Árstíðir
    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    7:00 p.m.

    $15 members; $20 non-members

    For the first time ever the Icelandic group Árstíðir will give tour in the US. This will be their only performance in Seattle. Don’t miss this opportunity! Intricate songwriting from Iceland transports you to a world of restless, driven guitars, intimate piano, and mountainous string arrangements. But don't let the lush atmosphere deceive you. The delicate, acoustic vocals are so powerful that your heart will never be the same again.

    When Icelandic chamberpop group Árstíðir sang an ancient Icelandic hymn inside the cavernous hall of a German train station, they never anticipated the aftermath. Millions of people worldwide were mesmerized by the moment, which was captured on camera and subsequently plastered across every social media newsfeed. The quartet have sold out cathedrals in Europe, played with symphonies across Siberia, performed at a music festival 500 miles from the North Pole, and enchanted people worldwide with their unique take on Iceland's haunting musical tonality.

    Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-arstiir-tickets-17090295534

    Swedish Crayfish Dinner
    Friday, July 31, 2015
    5:30 p.m.


    This feast features all you can eat crayfish, herring, rolls, salad, dessert, wine, beer, soda, and more. The Museum’s Crayfish Dinner is a wonderful addition to your summer plans. This feast is limited to 50 people.

    Contact Kelly Mattson via email at KellyM@nordicmuseum.org to reserve your tickets. Hurry! There are only a few spot available and they are sure to go fast!



    Viking Days Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Our Viking Days Festival is a weekend of fun for the entire family (pups included)! We kick off our festival with a 5k and Swedish pancake breakfast, and then have two days of vendors, food, crafts, and events that celebrate Nordic heritage and folktales. Saturday ends with a delicious salmon BBQ, too! Read more about about the event on our Viking Days webpage.


    Studio Tour & Reception with Steve Jensen
    Friday, September 18, 2015
    7:00 p.m


    Only 100 tickets are available for this exclusive event! Please join us on Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a private reception at the Capitol Hill studio, gallery space, and home of celebrated local artist Steve Jensen. There will be great food, live music, and the opportunity to mingle with the artist while shopping the gallery of Jensen’s work. Winning bidders will be entered into a drawing to win the piece of their choice from the gallery, valued at $1,200! This is a party not to be missed, so purchase tickets for yourself, your family, and your friends.

    Contact Matt McCallum via email at MattM@nordicmuseum.org to reserve your tickets. Hurry! There are only a few spot available and they are sure to go fast!

    Special Events

    Each year, the Nordic Heritage Museum holds special events in addition to our regular programming.ing.

    Mark Your Calendars for These Exciting Events!

    Viking Days
    Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

    Nordic Knitting Conference
    Held every other year, TBD 2016

    Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2015

    Nordic Lights Film Festival
    Thursday-Sunday, January 14-17, 2016

    Mostly Nordic: Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
    *For information on this year's Mostly Nordic Champer Music Series, click here.
    Sundays in February, March, April, and May, 2016

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