Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area.  We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year (Syttende Mai banquet and parade, a Leif Erikson celebration, and Christmas Around the World.



Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.



***SOME HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check the calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight a few here.

SYTTENDE MAI (more details later as we get closer to the day)
Announcement: Kaare Aas, Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S. will be guest speaker at the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce 17de mai luncheon Saturday, May 18th, 2019
The Metropolitan
66th Floor, Oak Room, Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
11:30 AM Reception
12:15 PM Lunch



2019 SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
NOW AVAILABLE!
Visit our
Scholarships Page



MARCH
MEET AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR - KATHLEEN ERNST!

Skjold Lodge - Sons of Norway March meeting
GUESTS ALWAYS WELCOME - BRING A FRIEND!
March 17, 2019 -2:00PM

AUYA Ukrainian Center
136 East Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois
2nd floor meeting room
The meeting starts with a heart-shaped waffle brunch!
Program :
Kathleen Ernst, award-winning, bestselling, author of thirty-six published books, which together have now sold over 1.7 million audio, eBook, and printed copies will discuss “Chloe Ellefson: The Stories Behind the Stories” (with a special focus on Norwegian culture and heritage). Those who have been reading the Chloe Ellefson series will be delighted to have a chance to meet the author.
Details are on THE SKJOLD LODGE NEWS Page.
Photo Credit: Kay Klubertanz

JULY-AUGUST
Trønderlag of America Heritage Tour of Norway

July 19-August 2, 2019.

A custom tour offered to non-members for the first time. This "small group" tour includes time in Oslo, travel by scenic train from Oslo to Trondheim where you stay during “Olavsdagene”, Norway’s largest cultural celebration attended by over 165,000 people and also attend the “Spelet om Heilag Olav” (“The Saint Olav Drama”) outdoor performance often called “The Mother of All Outdoor Plays” at Stiklestad.

14 people have already made a deposit for the tour!



SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!

It's now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal account or popular credit cards. The details are on our "About Us" page.

Photo attribution: Paypal



If you have any questions...

or would like to join us in our celebration of all things Norwegian, please contact us by email.