Thursday, February 26, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Author Odell Bjerkness will discuss his new book, Norwegian Folk Weddings: Origin of Modern Cultural Traditions, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m., at Covenant Village of Golden Valley, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities. Bjerkness will take guests back to the 1800s as he explores the rich traditions of Norwegian folk art and how intellectuals, artists, politicians and the Oslo élite established elements that would help define Norway as a new nation. Bjerkness is professor emeritus of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., former executive director of Concordia Languages Village, and former director of the Study Abroad Program at Concordia College. He received the prestigious Order of St. Olav medal from King Olav of Norway, and Luther College's Distinguished Alumni award. The free presentation is open to the public. Covenant Village of Golden Valley is located at 5800 St. Croix Ave. N., Golden Valley, Minn. For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.CovenantVillageofGoldenValley.org or call (877) 804-7017.
Location: 5800 St. Croix Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN
Sponsored By: Covenant Village of Golden Valley