This small museum is loaded with lots of Norwegian history and artifacts and provides a good overview of their lives in Norway, emigrating to America and their lives in America. It contains the smallest sailboat known to have sailed the Atlantic unassisted (Norway to Chicago), homes they lived in, home furnishings, old church furnishings, old guns, a section on Norwegian participation in the Civil War and WWI/WWII, skies, clothing, travel trunks, furniture, tools, kitchen and dining items, linotype and printing presses, etc. Generally it contains the kinds of things you would expect to see in a museum, but focused on Norwegian people.
At the other end of the block is a large gift shop where one can purchase souvenirs, many nice clothing items from Norway as well as the usual t-shirts, cups, etc. A couple of t-shirts were quite clever - one on the back said "Viking World Tour" and listed the countries it "visited" concluding with America, while another showed a Viking ship with the label "Very Old Navy".
A very well done museum for such a small community and one for those of Viking heritage and non-Vikings as well to enjoy.
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