Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School had planned to open the Main Building and Museum Store in August, but will now remain closed until further notice.

"Vesterheim staff and volunteers miss seeing visitors and look forward to the day we can welcome you in person," Chris Johnson, Vesterheim President/CEO, said.

Check for further updates.

The Museum Store is open for online orders at or 563-382-9682 and welcome curbside pick-up.

Vesterheim Folk Art School is offering a lot of exciting online opportunities to stay connected during this time. There are currently 16 programs and the list will continue to expand over the coming months. Learn new skills, converse about Scandinavian folk arts, make new friends, and reunite with old ones.

Support for these programs is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts through the federal CARES Act legislation; Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area; and the Huebner Education Fund. Find online programs at