Cultural Programs

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Sonja Lodge, in support of the mission of Sons of Norway, promotes and preserves the heritage and culture of Norway by offering
programs, classes, workshops, and other opportunities to educate and inform.


Cultural programs are offered on: the first Thursday of the month (September - June), following the potluck and before the business meeting.  

Topics: vary, such as the history of Norway, travel, Vikings, Norwegian occupation during WWII, economy, cultural skills, current events, etc.   


We welcome visitors, friends, and families to attend these potlucks and presentations.  


The Cultural Skills Program: is open to all Sons of Norway members.  

The program:

  • Encourages learning about traditional and contemporary Norwegian culture.
  • Enriches the lives of members of all ages.
  • Provides the basis for special interest clubs.
  • Provides opportunities to share what is learned with the membership and the community. 

The Cultural Skills Program covers: a wide variety of subjects, ranging from Norwegian cooking to music appreciation.  Each unit is designed to provide skill-specific activities at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels to foster learning and advancement with each newly acquired skill.  After completing activities for the level and getting feedback from Sons of Norway Headquarters, you receive a medal in recognition of your accomplishments.

Subjects offered 
(Many in person or via Zoom As best we can)

  • Traditional Norwegian Cooking
  • Reading Norwegian & Norwegian            American Authors
  • Collecting Norwegian & North American Stamps
  • Rosemaling
  • Genealogy--Family History
  • Hand Knitting
  • Norwegian Language and Culture
  • Hardanger Embroidery
  • Figure Carving
  • Weaving
  • Ornamental Woodcarving
  • Chip Carving
  • Folk Dancing
  • Music and Musicians of Norway 

Youth Cultural Skills

These are tailored specifically for children. We are in a "see a need, fill a need" time right now so if you can
support any of these, we would love help:


  • Folk Dancing
  • Figure Carving
  • Hand knitting
  • Norwegian and North American Stamps
  • Hardanger Embroidery

Displays of some of these skills: such as Rosemaling, Hardanger Embroidery, and Carving can be seen at special events such
as the Holiday Faire.  

Some handcrafted items can be purchased at the
Sonja Lodge Butikk. 


Classes and Other Opportunities

Sonja Lodge offers classes: in Norwegian, Scandinavian Folk Dance, and Hardanger embroidery. Individual members offer courses in rosemaling. Other classes offered occasionally are lefse baking, kransekake baking, traditional ornament making, Norwegian folk music, and Norwegian genealogy.

The Lodge also has a counterbalance floor loom:  available for those interested in weaving.

Contact for more information