Velkommen til Nordic Cultural Club of Central Minnesota
and Trollheim Sons of Norway!
Welcome to the Nordic Cultural Club of Central Minnesota sponsored by the Trollheim Lodge of the Sons of Norway chapter 1-511 located in St. Cloud, MN.
Through 2021 we will be meeting in the Mississippi Room at the Great River Regional Library, 1300 W Germain St in Saint Cloud.
Posted August 29, 2021
September 20: Social begins at 6:30 with the Cultural Night at 7:00 p.m. A fun evening of Norwegian trivia to help you improve, or start building, your knowledge of Norway. We’ll learn fun facts and solve mystery questions as teams vying for “valuable” prizes. The evening will also include Norwegian music and language learning.
October 18: The Life and Influence of Hans Hauge: Reverend Tim Peterson, former pastor at Mindekirken, Minneapolis will share stories about the life and teachings of Hans Hauge, a 19th century Norwegian lay evangelist, business entrepreneur and social reformer. Hauge led the movement toward Pietism. He was active during the migration of Norwegians to America. Followers of Hauge established their own churches in their new home in America. Hauge was so influential his birthday, March 29th, is listed on the liturgical calendar of the Lutheran Church in America. Social begins at 6:30 with the Cultural Night at 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome, bring a friend if you wish. We will have plenty of space for social distancing and current CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety will be used.
Lefse making and bake sale:
November 18-19: lefse dough preparation and frying, Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud
November 20: Bake sale at Salem Lutheran church, St. Cloud
All members and guests are welcome to attend no matter what your lefse-making skill. This is a great way to learn about this time-honored Norwegian delicacy. Times and other details will be included here and in the November-December newsletter.
General information: Guests are always welcome at our events. Cultural Nights begin with a 6:30 social and program at 7:00. All Cultural Nights include Norwegian songs, language and food in addition to a scheduled program. Click on the link below to open a copy of our most current newsletter.
Trollheim Newsletter: our bi-monthly publiciation with information on upcoming cultural nights and activities. Click here for our most recent edition.
If you wish to receive our newsletter directly to your inbox, are interested in becoming a member or you want more information on the Nordic Cultural Club/Sons of Norway, contact Frank Haynes at Haynes@albanytel.com or 320-774-9200.
April 19th Cultural Night featuring Robert “Bud “Larsen, Brainerd presenting “Hardanger Fiddle’s Journey”. Click here to go to Youtube and see the program.
Ken Norbie: Here is an interview with Trollheim Lodge Member Ken Norbie as he reflects on Post WWII Norway . Click on the underlined text to watch as he shares his memories of his military service and Norway experiences (hosted by Doug Watkins). Sadly we lost Ken in 2020.
You can show your Norwegian pride and support Trollheim Lodge by purchasing some Norwegian/American lapel pins for your family and friends (see sample below).