While you're in the area, visit the historic Norway Store, founded in 1848 by Charles Borchenius. Still operated by the same family
My Favorite Links:
Virtual Tour of our museum
Norwegian Genealogy and then some
Genealogy, history and culture from Norway (Norwegian Genealogy Dictionary)
The two websites below deal with museums in Norway.
Kendall County [IL]
Illinois Marriage Index
Illinois Death Index
LaSalle County Genealogy Guild [open Monday and Saturday 9-4]
Arne G. Brekke Bygdebok Collection
www.vikingship.us/ - all about the Viking ship that sailed from Norway to Chicago in 1893 for the Columbian Exposition - open this Saturday, September 19 and next month October 17
www.rosemaling.org/ - all about Norwegian rosemaling in Illinois. There are rosemalers living in the Newark area.
www.minnekirken-chicago.org - about the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago = a remaining Norwegian language church
www.nnleague.org - about the activities and members of the Norwegian National League = Leif Erikson wreath-laying, Christmas Around the World, Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. The Sloopers are members of the Norwegian National League.
Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library
Local Sons of Norway chapters
Home - Polar Star Lodge # 5-472 - Sons of Norway
Cleng Peerson Lodge # 5-525 - Sons of Norway