Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area. 



Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.



GREETINGS from the President!

Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups 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. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.

***COMING EVENT 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 some that are coming up soon.

10/20/2018 SUNDAY, 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Friends of Vesterheim Luncheon & Nordic Market Place

Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, IL
The Chicago Area Friends of Vesterheim are pleased to invite you to this benefit for Vesterheim! Everyone is welcome.

$60 for members, $70 for non-members, and $20 for children 12 and under.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Nordic Marketplace 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come to do early Christmas shopping at our Marketplace, featuring Norwegian and other Scandinavian-inspired wares. Visit all of the vendors and enter to win door prizes.

Luncheon and Program 12:00 p.m.
Program: Nordic Roots as Inspiration: How Scandinavian Heritage Has Inspired Our World of Wool by Textile Designer Laurie Jacobi

Advance reservations only. Please RSVP by October 13, 2018. To register and for more information: Karla Brown, 563-382-9681, ext. 107, kbrown@vesterheim.org.
Learn more on their Facebook page>

TWO FALL NORWEGIAN HERITAGE FESTS

11/04/2018, SUNDAY, 11:30am - 3:30pm

Sons of Norway - Polar Star Lodge Høstfest
 St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Illinois
***Taste Traditional Norwegian Food
***Shop for Scandinavian gifts and jewelry.
***Polar Star Norwegian Choir
***Lefse and Krumkake demonstrations; Norwegian Craft demonstrations: rosemaling, Kolrosing, Jewelry, and knitting.
www.polarstarlodge.com

11/11/2018, SUNDAY, NOON - 4:00PM

SKJOLD LODGE 27TH ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST
AYUA Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Avenue, Palatine, Illinois.
LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO! Demonstrations and displays, Children's activities, Music, Dancing, Food,  Crafts for sale, Bake sale table and lots more!
http://skjoldlodge.com/heritage-fest.html

SPECIAL EVENT
THE EVENT IS OVER BUT
PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE!
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Saturday

August 25, 2018
12:00 NOON
Museum of Science and Industry
GROUP FROM NORWAY DEDICATES MEMORIAL PLALQUE

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SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!

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If you have any questions...

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