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Norwegian Immigration Association Collection

About this collection

After the exhibit, Norwegian in New York 1825 to 2000,  Builders of City, Community, and Culture finished its stay at The Ellis Island Museum, it traveled to the Emigrant Museum in Ottestad, Norway. It was dismantled and the decision was made to assemble another exhibit featuring the customs and artifacts that had been a part the Norwegian immigrants life in Norway and which they continued to hold dear.  These include the ways they celebrated Christmas and the 17th of May, Norwegian Constitution Day.  Almost all homes included handwork, cookware for special dishes, and sets of china.  They also formed  social and cultural organizations that would carry on Norwegian traditions.  The new exhibit was assembled at the new home for NIA exhibits, Heritage Hall, the gallery at the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center, 1270-67th Street, Brooklyn, New York.  Greta Lafayette was the chairperson of the committee that designed and produced this exhibit.

 
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