The fifth annual Taste of Norway breakfast set for June 1 will benefit the Norsk Museum in Norway, Ill., and kick off the museum’s summer season, its 45th annual exhibition.
A traditional Norwegian breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Norway Community Building, 3654 Route 71 in Norway. The breakfast menu includes fried Kumla and ham, Norwegian waffles with lingonberries, Guma, Lefse, Kringla and coffee. Also, samples of modern Norwegian fare will include open-face sandwiches, fish, hard-boiled eggs and brown cheese.
The public is invited. Admission is $8 for adults if bought in advance or $10 at the door; children’s tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For reservations or information, call 815-343-5070.
Sons of Norway Cleng Peerson Lodge scholarship winners Julia Gromm, Katelynn Johnson and Logan Komater will receive $500 scholarships at 8:30 a.m.
After breakfast, the public is invited to the nearby Norsk Museum to view exhibits indoors and outdoors. The Skagerrak, a one-third scale replica Viking ship, will be displayed on the front lawn. Indoors, renowned rosemaler Lynn Sove Maxson will demonstrate Norwegian decorative painting on wood. New exhibits include “Norwegians in the Military,” work of Norwegian artist Lars Fletre and Dick Davis’ Viking ship sculpture. The public is invited to play the ancient Viking game of Kubb on the front lawn.
Also, Enger’s Norwegian Gifts, Hardanger embroidery and the Sloopers of America will be onsite.
The Norsk Museum is supported by volunteers from the Sons of Norway lodges Cleng Peerson in Ottawa and Polar Star in Montgomery.
Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from June through September. Group tours are available at other times on request. Staffed by volunteers, the museum is a nonprofit, nontax-supported institution funded by events and donations.
Dave Johnson, museum board president, said donations of photos, artifacts and other items of historical significance and volunteers are needed. Objects with a known local history are of particular interest.
For information, call 815-343-5070, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit NorskMuseum.org.