Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NW Folklife

We had a great time at Northwest Folklife this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our tent and saw the Nordic Spirit. I noticed many many people taking pictures with the Nordic Spirit, and I'd love to share those pictures on this blog. If you have any that you'd like to share, send me a link to your Flickr feed, post a comment, or email me at

To start things off, here's a picture that was taken of me after the Syttende Mai parade in Ballard last Sunday:

Photo by Lauren Richardson

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Northwest Folklife

Thanks to everyone who made Ballard's celebration of Syttende Mai great! The Nordic Spirit made its official debut and we are just beginning to pull together photographs of the parade. I'll make sure to post a bunch in the coming weeks.

Northwest Folklife is this weekend, beginning on Friday and closing on Monday. The Nordic Heritage Museum is participating in a bunch of different ways: we will be active in the Nordic Village with Erik Holt showing off his woodcarving on Sunday, and lots of children's craft activities throughout the weekend. The Nordic Spirit will be nearby the Nordic Village, so be sure to stop by and say 'hi' to our staff and volunteers. Olaf Kvamme will be giving a presentation about Scandinavian participation in the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition on Friday at 6:00 pm on the Narrative Stage, and I will be giving a presentation on the Nordic Spirit the following Monday at 1:00 on the Narrative Stage.