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Norwegian Immigration Association Collection

About this collection

This exhibit, Norwegians in New York 1825 to 2000, Builders of City, Community and Culture was begun in 1995 by a grass roots organization, The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc. It documents the history of Norwegian immigrants to the New York area. The exhibit includes examples of their work as builders of tunnels, piers, bridges, skyscrapers, and homes, as well as the tools they used.  The photos and artifacts show their dedication to church life, their emphasis on family life, music, sports, folk art, social and cultural clubs.  The war efforts they and their Norwegian newspaper Nordisk Tidende made through the Depression and during World War II aided the community at large.. Their major goal was to become "Americans" and to assimilate into the society around them.

 
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