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Event Name:
Be King or Queen for the Day at Vesterheim's Barnetiment (Children's Hour)

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Member Event
Community Event

DECORAH, Iowa —Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to be king or queen for the day during Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on Tuesday, March 17, from 10-11 a.m.
            Visit the museum to see shiny crowns and other special hats. “We’ll learn about the people who wore them and find out why kings and queens in Norway don't wear crowns,” Jennifer Kovark, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, said. During the program, preschoolers will make their own crown to wear and eat a royal treat. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.
            The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
            Barnetimen meets at Vesterheim Museum the third Tuesday of each month, September-April. The program is geared toward 3 to 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. No sign-up is necessary—come to one session or all of them.
            Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, in scenic Decorah, Iowa, showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. This national treasure includes world-class exhibitions and 12 historic buildings. It is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

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10:00am - 11:00am

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