Everyone is invited to join Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, to celebrate the work happening at Heritage Park with weekly live stream updates starting Thursday, July 2, at 12 p.m. on Vesterheim’s Facebook page.

The videos will be posted later on Vesterheim's YouTube channel.

The Heritage Park project will transform Vesterheim’s campus into an educational, interpretive and public outdoor space in downtown Decorah. When completed, the museum’s unique collection of 12 historical buildings will be displayed within an accessible, landscaped park that will include gentle glades and a community amphitheater.

The park was designed by Damon Farber, the award-winning landscape architectural firm from Minneapolis, Minn., in partnership with Snøhetta, the renowned international architecture and landscape architecture firm with offices in New York City and Oslo.

Heritage Park is part of an overall Master Site Plan created for Vesterheim by Snøhetta. The primary contractor for the project is 2nd Nature Landscaping, Bloomington, Minn., and other contractors include Skyline Construction, Inc., Wicks Construction, Perry Novak Electric, and Stevenson Tree Care, all of Decorah.

This project is supported by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, and the Paul D. Pratt & Marguerite Olson Pratt Fund of InFaith Community Foundation, Kate Nelson Rattenborg, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Water Quality Initiative (WQI) Urban Conservation Project, and the Winneshiek County Community Foundation.