Black and white photograph of a public school in Virginia, Minnesota, 1895.

Public school in Virginia, Minnesota

Public school in Virginia, Minnesota, 1895.

Black and white photograph of a public school in Tower, ca. 1910.

Public school, Tower

Public school in Tower, ca. 1910.

Sculpture with Morton gneiss base on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds

Sculpture with base made of Morton gneiss

Sculpture on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol with a base made out of Morton Gneiss. Photograph by Paul Nelson, May 7, 2017.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, winter

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, winter

Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, winter 2015. Photographed by Neil Jordheim.

The original Hopperstad Church in Norway, prior to restoration

Hopperstad Church (Norway) prior to restoration

The original Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway, prior to its restoration, ca. 1885. The community’s new church, built the previous decade, is visible behind the Hopperstad.

Hopperstad Church (Norway) after restoration

Hopperstad Church (Norway) after restoration

The original Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway, after its restoration, ca. 1891. The community’s new church, built in the 1870s, is visible behind the Hopperstad.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, summer

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, summer

Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, summer 2016. Photographed by Davin Wait.

Color image of the Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad.

Stave church floor plan

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad. Typical elements of stave churches include a walkway (sval), nave (midtrom), chancel (kor), and apse (apsis). Image by Wikimedia Commons user Hȧkon Andreas Christie.

Color image of the interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010.

Hopperstad Stave Church (Norway), interior

The interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010. Note the canopy of the baldachin, six staves, structural St. Andrew’s crosses, and small windows in the clerestory.

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