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.

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 upcoming events.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Many meetings and events are being cancelled. We will post the details here as we learn more.

The Secret WWII Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen
Date: September 24, 2020 7:00 pm Central Time
You can register for the webinar at the NACC website.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” the book From Day to Day, a World War II concentration camp diary was secretly written during his imprisonment by Norwegian Odd Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Prize, 1922). Nansen had been arrested in January 1942  and held captive for three and a half years in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. This inspiring diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, to survive, to preserve his sanity and to maintain his humanity.

After having been out of print for over 60 years, Timothy Boyce rescued the diary from oblivion after having read the memoir of another Holocaust survivor who, as a 10 year-old boy, was saved by Nansen while both were prisoners in Sachsenhausen.

Reading the book prior to the program is recommended.
The book can be purchased and inscribed by the author at his website

The webinar is free to ALL NACC members, for Non-NACC Member the cost is $10.00 per person


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.

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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.