3014 NW 67th St, Seattle Washington 98117
206-789-5707 Fax 206-789-3271
This is the only museum in the United States dedicated to legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The museum focuses on Scandinavian cultural contributions to life in the Pacific Northwest from the 18th-century to the present. Displays trace immigrants' journeys from Europe to America. Large galleries re-create the immigrants' small town settlements, the lumber and fishing industries and contributions from each of the five Nordic groups.
Exhibits include handicrafts, textiles, personal effects and changing art exhibits from Scandinavia.
The Museum is housed in a 1907 red brick school building, which in its time served to educate Scandinavian and other immigrant families, largely in the period from the 1880's to the early 1920's.
This is just one of the many Historical Museums located throughout Washington.
Other History nearby:
(Bainbridge Island) Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
(Seattle) Ballard Avenue Historic District
(Black Diamond) Black Diamond Historical Museum
(Snohomish) Blackman House Museum
(Bothell) Bothell Historical Museum
(Edmonds) Brackett's Feed Barn
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10/18 Coming to The Seattle area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.