Vesterheim and the Oneota Film Festival Present “People By the Fjord” on Free First Thursday.
Vesterheim and the Oneota Film Festival Present “People By the Fjord” on Free First Thursday.
In collaboration with the Oneota Film Festival and the Norwegian Film Institute, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, presents the film “People By the Fjord” on Free First Thursday, Aug. 7.

The film will be shown twice at 2:30 and 7 p.m. in the museum’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.

This warm documentary is about the value of traditional ways of life. The film focuses on Norwegian west coast culture, where people interact closely with the land and fjord that surrounds them. Run time is 61 minutes.

“Film is popular across broad audiences, so collaborating with the Oneota Film Festival is great for the museum,” says Martha Griesheimer, coordinator of Free First Thursday programming. “This film covers the traditional way of life in Norway, which ties in perfectly with immigration stories we share with visitors every day at Vesterheim.”

Check vesterheim.org for a schedule of future “Free First Thursday” events. 

The museum is open with free admission all day.