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Looking for a little Nordic history or perhaps something to do on a weekend?


Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events. Dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating since its founding in 1980, the Nordic Heritage Museum is the only museum in the United States to honor the legacy of immigrants from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

About the Museum

Mission
The Nordic Heritage Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.
Vision
The Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.
Permanent Exhibits
The First Floor
The Dream of America is the story of immigration told in an exhibit of life-like dioramas. Travel with your family back to the nineteenth-century Scandinavian countryside to begin the journey to America, starting with the move to the city. The voyage continues as you board a ship to make the Atlantic crossing, and land at Ellis Island. The adventure goes on to experiences in New York, and the expansion to the Midwest, Great Plains, and Pacific Northwest, ending in Ballard. Here the growth and development of a typical small Northwest community is displayed, complete with a post office, church, drug store, blacksmith shop, and a family home.
The Second Floor
The Promise of the Northwest includes two galleries that focus on the logging and fishing industries, which employed many immigrants who brought skills learned in the old country. These galleries show the contributions of the Nordic pioneers to the settlement of the Pacific Northwest. The Folk Art Galleries display treasured and useful items the immigrants brought with them, including folk costumes, textiles, tools, and furniture. Temporary art, history, and heritage exhibits are housed in the three galleries at the west end of the hall. Visit the Current Exhibitions page for current exhibitions.
The Third Floor
The third floor exhibitions illustrate the differences and the common bonds among the Scandinavian people. There is one gallery for each of the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Each gallery highlights that group’s special achievements in the Pacific Northwest.More from The Nordic Museum

Visiting the Museum

Street Address
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
The Nordic Heritage Museum is located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Its entrance is on 68th Street between 30th and 32nd Avenues NW. The museum is accessible by Metro bus #17, which stops on 32nd Avenue. There is plenty of free and handicapped parking for cars and tour buses in our parking lot in front of the museum on the west side.
Thank you for the above Brodie

I also found this site ‘Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’  for those that live on the East Coast of the U.S.A. 

Visiting the Exhibit
at the National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW Washington DC 20560
Museum Hours Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
More information
202-357-2700
TTY 202-357-1729


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