The Decorah Nespapers
November 12, 2018
  • Luther College professor of philosophy Storm Bailey will facilitate a discussion surrounding the questions raised by author Jonathan Haidt’s Oct. 23 Farwell Distinguished Lecture.
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  • Vesterheim and Snøhetta begin plans for new museum vision
    Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, is extremely pleased to announce that it has accepted a proposal from the distinguished international architectural firm Snøhetta to develop a master plan and design vision for the museum’s facilities in Decorah.
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  • David Faldet to give Emma Big Bear talk Nov. 13
    Decorah Public Library will host a talk about Emma Big Bear presented by David Faldet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m.
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  • Join Vesterheim Museum for mystery and intrigue Nov. 10
    Karla Brown, development events coordinator at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, invites the public to “join us for mystery and intrigue at the museum during a ‘Heritage of Darkness Tour.’”

    Vesterheim is offering a guided tour adventure Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., for fans of Kathleen Ernst’s Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series.
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  • Contra dancing is a social dance that is related to Western line dance, English country dance and French folk dance; it even has connections to Carribean folk dance.

    Warm up with the Western Home String Band, who will be playing lively traditional and contemporary tunes for their bi-monthly contra dance, Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 10:30, at the Lingonberry, 218 West Water Street in Decorah.
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  • Ellen Stekert to perform two concerts at  the Lingonberry this weekend
    Do you love to listen to songs that tell stories? Do you love to learn about the history of our country through its folk music?

    Join musician Ellen Stekert as she shares material collected through decades of travel. With guitar and voice Stekert will tell stories and sing songs that matter now as much as they did long ago.
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  • DHS's 'Hint' opens Nov. 8
    Decorah High School presents 2018 Variety Show, ‘Hint’; performances Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 and 10
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  • 'Grease' opens Thursday, Nov. 8
    South Winneshiek High School presents ‘Grease – School Version’ Thursday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 11. (Photos by Becky Walz)
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  • Luther Jazz Band performs Nov. 8
    The Luther College Music Department presents Luther’s Jazz Band in concert tonight (Thursday, Nov. 8) at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Faith and Life.
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  • The 61st annual Luther College Dorian Keyboard Festival will showcase the top performers of the festival in two recitals Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Middle School Students Honors Recital at 4:45 p.m. and the High School Student Honors Recital at 5:30 p.m.
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  • Luther College presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
    Luther College presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" a chaotic and comedic representation of what love can be. With fairies interfering in the lives of lovers, the play follows three separate story lines full of mischief, passion and confusion.
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  • Blind Boys of Alabama in concert  at Luther College Saturday, Nov. 3
    Since the Blind Boys of Alabama began singing, the country has witnessed a world war, the civil rights movement, a moon landing and the invention of both the jukebox and the internet.
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  • (Don’t) Stop the presses:
    In a world increasingly dominated by social media and computers, where anyone can create a blog and call it “news,” conventional wisdom might suggest newspapers are on their way to becoming a thing of the past.

    But 10 year-old Ezra Harman-Wood, of Decorah, is having none of that.
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  • Dinner theater here Nov. 1-4
    Winneshiek Wildberry Winery and New Minowa Players are partnering to provide a dinner theatre opportunity Nov. 1-4.
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  • Water Street Music presents ‘Bellas’ Friday, November 2
    Water Street Music presents “Bellas” Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 and 9 p.m., at T-Bock’s Upstairs. Friday’s performance marks the third year of this well-loved concert that features female-driven Broadway and popular music.
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