Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Syttende Mai!

Join us in celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day at the largest 17th of May parade in the United States! We are excited to announce that the Nordic Spirit will be participating in the parade this year. This is the first major public appearance of the boat, and we expect it to be profound and inspirational.

If you would like to march alongside the boat in the Syttende Mai parade, come to the Nordic Heritage Museum by 2:00 on Sunday, May 17th. Be sure to fill out and bring the Individual Hold Harmless portion of the parade application with you. The parade begins at 4:00, and we are one of the first entries, so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the parade after we march down! We encourage anyone who marches to wear their Bunad or folk costume, or red or blue clothing.

If you have any questions, please give me a call at 206-789-5707 ex 27 or email at

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Help us finish restoring the Nordic Spirit!

If you've been itching to get up close with the Nordic Spirit, now is your chance. We are offering two opportunities for you to work with local artisans and boat builders to finish restoring the Nordic Spirit: Saturday April 18 from 10-4 and Saturday April 25 from 10-4.

Space is limited, so if you want a chance to work on the boat, please contact me at 206-789-5707 ex 27 or

Friday, April 3, 2009

Volunteer opportunities!

If you've been dying to get up-close and personal with the Nordic Spirit, now is your chance: we will be holding a few weekend work parties in April. If you would like a chance to sand, scrape, clean and oil the hull, contact Jason Herrington at, or at (206) 789-5707 ex 27.