The Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge was started in 1984 to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway. According to their mission statement, they celebrate relationships with other Nordic countries and provide quality insurance and financial products to members. They fulfill their mission “… by meeting monthly, with a program that highlights some aspect of Norwegian life and culture both past and present. Also, we eat a lot,” explained Wayne Almlie, current lodge president.
The Sons of Norway are set to decorate their Christkindlmarket Silent Auction tree with a Norwegian theme, including: straw ornaments, Norwegian colors, Vikings, Nisse, and other decorations usually associated with Norway.
If you are interested in bidding on this tree and supporting the Sons of Norway, come to Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 December 1st-3rd.
For more information on the Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge, please visit their website.
Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.