Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) with Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, is online! Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join the first session of the new season for this monthly program on Tuesday, September 15, from 10-10:30 a.m. via livestream on or Vesterheim’s Facebook page. A recording will be available any time after the event on Vesteheim’s YouTube channel.

Connect with Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, to explore objects in the museum’s collection and make art inspired by those objects. 

“This month's exploration and art activity are all about spoons, something we have a lot of at Vesterheim and that you probably have in your home, too,” Kovarik said. A list of materials and instructions for the make-at-home art project will be available before the program at:

Barnetimen meets the third Tuesday of the month, September through April, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and is geared toward 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. The program is free of charge and no previous sign-up is necessary.

This program is sponsored by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support from local sponsors David and Brenda Carlson and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.