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Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

With 16 historic buildings in its main complex, which occupies most of a square block in downtown Decorah, Iowa, and two National Register sites just outside the city, Vesterheim houses over 24,000 artifacts, which include large samplings from the fine, decorative, and folk arts, and the tools and machinery of early agriculture, lumbering, and other immigrant industries. Vesterheim also acts as a cultural center dedicated to preserving living traditions by offering classes in Norwegian folk art and culture, Elderhostels, and special programs for preschool, elementary, secondary, and college students.

The museums offers exhibits, classes, tours, research library access, and other educational and recreational programs.

 
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