As part of its continuing response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, has extended its dates of closure through June 30, 2020.

The closure includes Vesterheim Folk Art School classes, on-site events and the on-site Museum Store.

The online Museum Store is offering convenient secure shopping for mail order and store pick up.Check or call 563-382-9682.

Everyone is invited to explore the museum’s many online resources at, including engaging blog posts with folk-art features and immigrant stories. Another way to stay connected is through Vesterheim’s social media on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.