Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, with over 33,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives. This treasure showcases the most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. Vesterheim's exhibitions explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience and highlight the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Vesterheim celebrates the living heritage of Norwegian immigrants to America and shares this cultural legacy for the inspiration and enrichment of people of all backgrounds.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|81.43 Score


(2/4)|73.75 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

523 West Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101