Why You Should Visit the Norsk Museum in Norway

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Brush up on your Norwegian history this summer with a visit to the Norsk Museum in the community of Norway, Illinois. Located in LaSalle County, the oldest permanent Norwegian settlement in America was founded by Cleng Peerson and the 1825 Sloopers. The museum, housed in the former Hauge Lutheran Church, honors pioneer farmers and notable Norwegians of the Fox River area.

Just 70 miles southwest of Chicago, the Norsk Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. June through September. Private tours are available year-round by reservation. The Norway Store across the street from the museum is a great stop for lunch. To learn more, visit norskmuseum.org or enjoylasallecounty.com.

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