Sons of Norway lodge in Windom, 1925

Sons of Norway lodge in Windom

Members of a Sons of Norway lodge gather in Windom, 1925.

Sons of Norway Display, 2018

Sons of Norway Display

Sons of Norway display, 2018. Used with the permission of Janelle Kaye.

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538 at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 2018. Used with the permission of Janelle Kaye.

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538

Meeting of the Stavanger Lodge 538 at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 2018.

Meeting of Savanger Lodge 538

Meeting of Stavanger Lodge 538

Meeting of the Stavanger Lodge 538 at the Cottonwood County Historical Society. Photograph by Janelle Kaye, May 30, 2018. Used with the permission of Janelle Kaye.

Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge 538 banner

Stavanger Lodge 538 banner

Banner for the Stavanger Lodge 538. Photographed at a lodge meeting held at the Cottonwood County Historical Society, 2018. Used with the permission of Janelle Kaye.

Sons of Norway in Cottonwood County

Cottonwood County citizens have participated in local chapters of the national Sons of Norway organization, called lodges, since 1938. Since 1974, Stavanger Lodge 538 has brought members together to participate in cultural, artistic, and community events that celebrate Norwegian American traditions.

Gravestone of Anton Simonet

Gravestone of Anton Simonet (1842-1932) in Calvary Cemetry, Le Center (Le Sueur County, Minnesota).

Photograph of woman preparing lutefisk

Woman preparing lutefisk

Mrs. Andrew A. Olsen preparing lutefisk at her home (622 East Magnolia Street, St. Paul) on December 12, 1936. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News.

Norwegian-style ale bowl

Norwegian-style ale bowl

Norwegian-style ale bowl carved by Hans Sandom and painted by Karen Jenson in Milan, Minnesota, ca. 2000.

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