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The mission of the House of Norway is to share its members' Norwegian heritage and the colorful history and rich culture, customs and traditions with each other and with visitors from around the world. Artifacts, artworks and curios are on display at the House, and friendly hosts will tell you all about them. So, stop by and visit, enjoy some refreshments, and learn more about Norway and the Norwegians. The House of Norway is located on the Prado in lovely Balboa Park within walking distance of The San Diego Zoo and the many museums and other attractions in the park.

2014 Syttende Mai Celebrations in Balboa Park

2014 May 17th (Flyer)

Wear your bunads - Everyone welcome!

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 Events listings and photos
House of Norway activities 2011

From Viking to Victorian: 
Exploring the use of iron in ship building

By Olaf Engvig 
Hall of Nations, July 10th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

2010 Scandinavian Celebrations

IKEA San Diego


HPR Hall of Nations
June 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm
The Sinking of the 
German Battleship Tirpitz

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Ole Bull 2010

2010 Constitution Day celebrations

NRK Report from San Diego

Knut Hamsun Commemoration

November 12-14, 2009
2010 Syttende Mai Celebrations
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Balboa Park
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
Starts at 12:00 Noon
Monday, May 17th 2010
9:00 AM
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Arts and Crafts Activities
2009 Syttende Mai Celebrations
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Balboa Park
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Starts at 9:00 AM
(Sunnmøre Kristlige Ungdomskor)
St. Marks United Methodist Church 
June 26, 2009
with Soprano Thelma Johannesen
Sunday March 22, 2009 at 2 PM
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Piano Concert
Norwegian pianist Knut Erik Jensen

Friday, February 20, 2009 7:30PM
Calvary Lutheran Church 
Solana Beach

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Annual Traditional Christmas Party
Sunday January 4, 2009 
Handlery Hotel & Resort at 11:00 AM

Arts and Crafts Activities

Henrik Wergeland presentation
The Marshall Plan documentary 

November 18, 2008
6:00 PM

Christmas on the Prado
"December Nights"

Friday December 5, 4PM-10PM
Saturday December 6, 12 Noon-10PM
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HPR Announcement
Local article

Ethnic Food Fair 

Sunday May 25, 10 AM - 5 PM
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Syttende Mai 2008
and Lawn Program

Henrik Ibsen's

Monday, March 31, 2008
7:00 PM 
Lyceum Stage
Horton Plaza

Ambassador Tom Vraalsen
January 28, 2008
7:00-8:30 PM

May 17th Celebrations 
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Prinsesse Märtha Louise 
Visits san Diego
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Hosts Luncheon

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Norway Festival 

April 1-2, 2006 
Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park

Musical Theatre from 
Gothenburg to San Diego

May 17, 7:00 PM
Centennial Musical Celebration 
Don Powell Theatre, SDSU

Norway Day Festival
San Francisco

"Lyder fra Fjorden" 
Nina Eidsheim 
May 2007
Graduate Performance
Mandeville Recital Hall

Norsk Fest

Robert Wells World Tour 
in America

The Children's’ Norwegian Club 

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Repairs and Maintenance

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History of the House of Norway

A Synopsis of Norwegian History

Oddvar K. Hoidal
Professor of History
San Diego State University

Maps of Norway

Learn how to use the Æ, Ø
and Å on the computer

Norwegian Recipes 


The House is open to visitors every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and also open to the public from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. It is open for school children from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. House of Norway business meetings of the membership are held at the House at 4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month except January, July and August. Light refreshments follow the meetings. We are working on establishing a children's play group for those who speak Norwegian, so look for announcements. To keep the House looking clean, we have annual Spring Cleaning events. Let us know if you can participate. Check out our newsletter for more information about all the activities at the House, and our cultural activities for cooking and crafts classes. 

17 May Celebrations

The 17th of may celebrations take place on the closest Sunday to the 17th at the House of Norway in Balboa Park. On the 17th itself the House is hosting a Norwegian flag-raising ceremony at Sefton Plaza followed by breakfast and program at the Hall of Nations. 

2005 17 May Program

2008 17 May Program

2010 17 May Program

2011 17 May Program

2012 17 May Program

2013 17 May Program

2014 17 May Program

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