Annual Report 2017

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NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM MISSION Nordic Heritage Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.

TABLE OF CONTENTS From the President


From the Treasurer


From the CEO


Exhibitions 4

Board of Trustees Officers Irma Goertzen, President Tom W. Malone, Vice President Valinda Morse, Secretary Steven J. Barker, Treasurer Margaret Wright, Immediate Past President

Programs 6 Collections 8 Trustees Volunteers 9 Development 10 Membership 12 Nordic Heritage Museum Contributors 14 Capital Campaign Donors 16

Hans Aarhus Electa Johnson Anderson Lars Anderson Per Bakken Brandon Benson Anne-Lise Berger Ray Brandstrom Earl Ecklund Arlene Sundquist Empie Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams Mike Hlastala Tapio Holma Ken Jacobsen Sven Kalve Jane Klausen Kurt Manchester Kurt Ness Allan Osberg Aaron Overland Rick Peterson Maria Staaf Birger Steen Heli Suokko Nina Svino Svasand Lisa Toftemark Tor Tollessen

Ex Officio Eric Nelson, Chief Executive Officer Nordic Heritage Museum receives support from:

Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle

Consuls Mark T. Schleck, Denmark Matti Suokko, Finland Kristiina Hiukka, Honorary Vice Consul, Finland Jon Marvin Jonsson, Consul General, Iceland Geir Jonsson, Honorary Vice Consul, Iceland Kim Nesselquist, Norway Lars Jonsson, Sweden

Honorary Trustees Senator Reuven Carlyle Leif Eie Synnøve Fielding Senator Mary Margaret Haugen Council Member Jeanne KohlWelles Senator Marko Liias Bertil Lundh Mark T. Schleck Mayor Ray Stephanson Representative Gael Tarleton

Nordic Heritage Museum Staff Executive Eric Nelson, Chief Executive Officer Sandra Nestorovic, Deputy Director of Operations Jan Woldseth Colbrese, Deputy Director of External Affairs Danielle Hill, Executive Assistant Kirstine Bendix Knudsen, Special Project Coordinator Erik Pihl, Community Engagement

Development Jenny Iverson, Development Manager Darryl Brown, Sponsorship Coordinator Michael King, Annual Giving Coordinator Caroline Parry, Development Associate

Marketing & Communications Julie Ramstead, Marketing Manager Katie Prince, Marketing Coordinator Ani Rucki, Graphic Designer

Curatorial Fred Poyner IV, Collections Manager Jonathan Sajda, Program Manager Alison Church, Children’s Education Coordinator Stina Cowan, Public Programs Coordinator Robin Kaufman, Exhibitions Coordinator Kathi Ploeger, Music Library Archivist Kaia Wahmanholm, Registrar Nancy Zinn, Curator of Special Projects

Operations Adam Lee Allan-Spencer, Operations Manager Pamela Brooks, Finance Manager Donna Antonucci, Caretaker Rebecca Bolin, Weekend Receptionist Carolyn Carlstrom, Bookkeeper Michael Ide, Volunteer & Staff Resource Coordinator Mary Ann Namvedt, Gift Shop Purchasing Manager

FROM THE PRESIDENT Irma Goertzen Another year has gone by, and looking ahead, we are excited to celebrate a dream come true—the Grand Opening of the new Nordic Museum! Over the course of the last eighteen months, we’ve seen the former Fenpro building go down and the new Museum rise in its place. All who have had the opportunity to wear hard hats and take a tour of the building site have expressed awe, joy, and excitement about our future. The Museum has added hundreds of new members, and we have made great strides in our Capital Campaign. Although there is still some fundraising left to do, I feel very confident that with your continued support we will be able to complete the Campaign before the Grand Opening in May. On that note, I am happy to meet with any of our members to discuss opportunities to invest in our future. This year’s tremendous progress has only happened because of your support and dedication to the Museum’s mission. Your generosity has made it possible for staff and volunteers to work at a rigorous pace to ensure a smooth transition from our old home at Webster School to our new state-of-the-art facility on Market Street. Work has included the packing of more than 77,000 objects for transport and installation in the new facility; planning the operations of a new, worldclass facility; developing the new core exhibition and scheduling temporary exhibitions; managing

Irma Goertzen, Board President

complex operational and construction finances; and preparing for a Grand Opening that has already gained local and international attention and support. Museum staff continue to be great stewards of your generosity. A BIG THANK YOU to Eric for his leadership and to all the staff. Be sure to reserve your calendar for the Grand Opening the first week of May! We look forward to the opportunity to recognize and thank you for helping make it all happen! Irma Goertzen, President


FROM THE TREASURER Steven Barker The Museum maintained a robust financial position throughout 2017 as we advanced our work toward the new state-of-the-art facility on Market Street. Operating earned revenue from program fees, facility and rental income, museum store sales, admissions, interest income, and membership fees totaled $667K, and contributed operating revenue from donations, grants, and special events totaled $728K. Several areas of both contributed and earned revenue outperformed our budgetary expectations for 2017. The adjusted net income of $34,071 exceeded the budget target of ($372,539)—a positive variance of $406,610. The Capital Campaign continued to make significant strides forward with the receipt of a number of substantial gifts and commitments. We extend our gratitude to Breivik Family Trust, Earl and Denise Ecklund, Synnøve Fielding and Robert LeRoy, Kari Gilje and Michael Chiu, Susan and Jon Hanson, The Lars and Laurie Jonsson Family, Michelle and Bill Krippaehne, Bertil O.

Lundh, Egon and Laina Molbak, Kaare* and Sigrunn Ness Family Foundation, Donald and Melissa Nielsen, Allan and Inger Osberg, John and Berit* Sjong, Robert L. and Mary Ann T. Wiley Fund, 4Culture, A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the City of Seattle, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Nesholm Family Foundation, Scan | Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, King County, Sons of Norway, Wergeland Lodge #21, and the State of Washington. Capital Campaign income for 2017 totaled over $7.121M— another outstanding year for the Museum. The hard work and fiscal diligence of our staff and volunteers continues to yield positive, responsible financial results. The Museum closed 2017 with $53.429M in assets. The Museum enters 2018 in a strong position as we look to an ambitious year, including the Grand Opening celebration and dynamic programming in our new world-class facility. Steven Barker, Treasurer



* denotes deceased


REVENUE Contributed Revenue 596,255 2,710,040 Earned Revenue 535,263 466,256 Program 131,411 169,555 Special Event 605,974 614,489 Capital Campaign 7,121,025 12,900,106 Total Public Support and Revenue 8,989,928 16,860,446 EXPENSES Advertising 36,879 33,253 Overhead 491,856 504,913 Program 206,986 239,089 Payroll 1,040,134 929,519 Special Events 153,317 144,666 Capital Campaign° 653,591 619,887 Total Expenses 2,582,763 2,471,327 BALANCE SHEET Total Assets 53,429,197 35,136,342 Liabilities 11,317,005 271,243 Total Net Assets 42,112,192 34,865,099 Net Assets, Unrestricted 44,422,984 18,128,652 Net Assets, Temporarily Restricted (4,031,357) 15,016,258 Net Assets, Permanently Restricted 1,720,565 1,720,189 Total Liabilities and Equity 53,429,197 35,136,342 ° Construction Expenses total $4,027,652 for 2016 and $24,787,909 for 2017. Construction expenses are included in Unrestricted Net Assets figure.


FROM THE CEO Eric Nelson 2017 was a year of great transformation for us at the Nordic Heritage Museum. We saw that change take shape in a very literal way, as our new facility progressed from a construction site to the fully equipped, visually striking building it is today. Over the course of the year, we hosted a number of popular exhibitions and continued to see record Eric Nelson, CEO growth in festival and program attendance, revenue, and community engagement. The year began with People, Places, Changing Lands: The Photography of Anders Beer Wilse, a fascinating exhibition that explored the work of the renowned Norwegian photographer, who lived in Seattle in the 1890s—a decade of extraordinary growth and change not unlike what our region is experiencing today. In January, we also hosted Swedish Crime Scenes, an exhibition curated and designed by the Swedish Institute in Paris that offered viewers a multifaceted understanding of how Swedish crime fiction relates to, and is often inspired by, Sweden’s geography and landscape. Marimekko, With Love, our large spring exhibition, was very well attended and received. It chronicled the history and lasting aesthetic influence of the popular Finnish company and its pioneering founder, Armi Ratia. As we moved

toward our official close date, we hosted two more exciting exhibitions: The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad, which celebrated an iconic Danish artist whose work was diametrically opposed to the minimalism we now associate with midcentury Scandinavian design, and Susan Ringstad Emery, a small painting exhibition that featured contemporary works that explore the artist’s blended Nordic and Native Alaskan heritage. In 2017, the Museum hosted two popular conferences, the Nordic Culinary Conference and the Nordic Knitting Conference. The Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series had a powerful 22nd year under the leadership of its new artistic director, Laura Loge, and the Nordic Lights Film Festival added a fifth day of Finnish films in celebration of Finland’s centennial. Thanks to the support of our members, patrons, and community, the Museum is in a great position as we launch our most anticipated year yet: 2018! Looking forward, the Grand Opening of the new Nordic Museum is scheduled for May 5; it will be accompanied by the citywide Nordic Seattle festival and a slate of new programs and events. The new Museum will feature a brand-new, widely expanded core exhibition, and we’ve planned a great lineup of temporary exhibitions for visitors to enjoy in our inaugural year. The last stages of fundraising are still in progress, and we welcome any additional support that will help us reach our goal. I want to sincerely thank you for your generosity, support, and dedication to the Museum. I can’t wait to see you at the Grand Opening! Eric Nelson, CEO


EXHIBITIONS 2017 Visiting Exhibitions & Accompanying Programs Visiting exhibitions in 2017 promoted the Museum’s continued mission to share the history, art, and diversity of Nordic and Nordic-American culture.

(Dec. 2, 2016–Feb. 26, 2017)

(Jan. 13–Apr. 2, 2017)

(Mar. 10–Jul. 9, 2017)

People, Places, Changing Lands: The Photography of Anders Beer Wilse visually examined the interconnection and cross-influence of the Pacific Northwest and Norway through Wilse’s legacy of historical photography. In addition to Wilse images from the Nordic Heritage Museum permanent collection, several institutions, both in Seattle and in Norway, provided images for display, including: University of Washington Libraries; the Ballard Historical Society; the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI); and the Norsk Folkemuseum and the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Swedish Crime Scenes was a panel exhibit produced by the Swedish Institute that explored the cultural and literary phenomenon known as Nordic Noir. The exhibition focused on major Swedish authors, mapping out the locations of their macabre fictions.

Marimekko, With Love offered a retrospective look at the company’s mid-century origins and the role Marimekko played in shaping a new aesthetic and approach to living through fashion and design. The exhibition drew together landmark Marimekko fabrics and fashions created under founder Armi Ratia’s leadership, as well a breadth of archival material highlighting the personal stories and social relationships at the heart of the company’s international impact.

MARCH 10 – JULY 9, 2017


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marimekko, with love is organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada and curated by Shauna McCabe.

Unikko (poppy), Maija Isola for Marimekko, 1964–1965


MARCH 10 – JULY 9, 2017


marimekko, with love is organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada and curated by Shauna McCabe.


Kaivo, Maija Isola for Marimekko, 1964



Exhibitions from left to right: Swedish Crime Scenes; Marimekko, With Love; Lessons from the Arctic; Bjørn Wiinblad; and Susan Ringstad Emery

(Apr. 7–Aug. 27, 2017)

(Jul. 28–Nov. 5, 2017)

(Sep. 8–Nov. 12, 2017)

Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole was the second in a series of panel exhibitions delving into the exploratory feats made by various Nordic scientists, explorers, and military men throughout the centuries, with great emphasis on the experiences of Roald Amundsen. Credit: The Fram Museum.

The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad celebrated the iconic Danish artist who threw midcentury Scandinavian minimalism out the window and was loved for it. The exhibition was produced by the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, adapted from the original developed by the ARKEN Modern Art Museum in Ishøj, Denmark.

Susan Ringstad Emery The daughter of a Norwegian/ Swedish father and an Alaskan Iñupiat mother, Susan Ringstad Emery is a contemporary artist who conjures works that explore and celebrate her blended heritage. The exhibition included a number of paintings, drawings, and pieces of affecting photography from Emery’s personal collection.

Susan Ringstad Emery September 8– November 12, 2017

Exhibition organized by Nordic Heritage Museum

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PROGRAMS 2017 Children’s and Youth Programs

JANUARY 12-16 2017

In 2017, more than 2,600 children participated in educational programming offered by the Museum. The school tour program, which led groups through The Dream of America, in addition to self-guided school groups, brought 1,234 children to the Museum on 53 tours. The four outreach trunks (Immigrants, Nordic Folk Art, Trolls/Norse Gods, and Vikings) were used by nearly 500 children throughout greater Seattle, as well as at Leif Erikson Lodge’s Norwegian Heritage Day, which saw over 350 visitors.


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Special programs for children and families served another 951 children. Programs included Viking Days and Yulefest, where children’s craft projects, visits with Santa, and Nordic folk music and dancing were available. The annual Pippi Longstocking pancake breakfast was well attended, as were Syttende Mai and the popular Moomin Mania. The Museum’s summer camp program represented a smörgåsbord of the Nordic countries, and several workshops related directly to temporary exhibitions. In its tenth year, Nordic Stories, our monthly preschool reading program, continued to be a great success, boasting an attendance of 211 children and 159 adults. The local children’s Scandinavian dance and music group Barneleikarringen continued to practice at the Museum in 2017 and performed at several Museum events. Although our 2017 numbers were lower than 2016’s due to the Museum’s December closure, which allowed fewer opportunities for school tours and large children’s programs, we have been staying active in the community by running Nordic Stories offsite at Ballard’s Secret Garden Books and cosponsoring programs in collaboration with Children’s Film Festival Seattle and Seattle Historical Arts for Kids (SHAK).

Lára Hrönn Pétursdóttir, mezzo-soprano & accordion Skúli Gestsson, voice & guitar

From Turf to Surf  Versatile Icelandic musicians Lára Hrönn Pétursdóttir, and Skúli Gestsson (of the internationally renowned band Dikta) will open our 22nd season. Through their music, they will share with a fascinating story crossing the Icelandic countryside, into the supernatural, and ending out on the frigid sea. The program will highlight their many musical talents — singing, accordion, and guitar — while exploring classical to folk music, including traditional rímur.

NORWAY FEBRUARY 19, 2017 Laura Loge, soprano Sandra Mogensen, piano

Nynorsk!  Northwest favorite and new Artistic Director, soprano Laura Loge will be joined by Canadian/ Danish pianist Sandra Mogensen, who is celebrated for her performances and recordings of Edvard Grieg’s lyric pieces for piano as well as collaborations with singers from the Nordic countries. Together they will bring to life Edvard Grieg’s duplicitous Vinje songs, highlighting the poetry O. E. Vinje written in nynorsk steeped with elements of the Telemark dialect and selected lyric pieces for piano.






SWEDEN MARCH 5, 2017 Joshua Romatowski, baroque flute Tekla Cunningham, baroque violin Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord

Northern Exposure: Rediscovered Gems of the Scandinavian Baroque


Explore the world of rarely-heard instrumental music from the courts and salons of 18th-century Scandinavia with performers from the regional music collective, Early Music Underground. Enjoy chamber music by Johan Helmich Roman, called “the Father of Swedish Music,” Norwegian virtuoso violinist Johan Henrik Freithoff, and Danish child prodigy Johann Palschau. Baroque flautist Joshua Romatowski, baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham, and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky will be your guides on this unique and exciting journey north, bringing you into the music through insightful commentary about the works, the lives of the composers, and the social and political world in which they worked.

Public Programs A series of public programs supported our 2017 exhibition schedule, beginning with a presentation on Anders Beer Wilse by collections manager Fred Poyner IV. University of Washington Scandinavian studies professor Andy Nestingen explored the world of Scandinavian crime fiction


Allion Salvador, violin

Sean Osborn, clarinet

Brooks Tran, piano

Eric Han, cello

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Jessica Choe, piano

Young, prodigious violinist Allion Salvador (“fiery, seething with passionate fervor”) and pianist Brooks Tran will light all two hundred candles on Niels Gade’s birthday cake through their spirited performance of his music. Together they will celebrate his bicentennial, performing works by the prolific composer as well as pieces written for and dedicated to him by the composers he influenced, including Edvard Grieg and Robert Schumann.

Finland’s Musical Centennial


In celebration of Finland’s centennial, marking one hundred years of independence, clarinetist Sean Osborn (“a master” Gramophone) returns to Mostly Nordic alongside prolific chamber musicians, cellist Eric Han and pianist Jessica Choe. Their program will highlight Finnish chamber music encompassing the last century of musical innovation and beauty, including works by Sibelius, Wessman, Rautavaara, Salmenhaara, and more!


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in conjunction with the popular Swedish Crime Scenes exhibition, lecturing on the Nordic crime fiction phenomenon. The exhibition also featured the debut of a new cinema program, Cocktails & Crime, which featured a screening of the film The Sea Gives, The Sea Takes, based on the novel by Swedish author Camilla Läckberg. Marimekko, With Love featured a gallery talk on the Finnish label’s founder Armi Ratia by exhibition curator Shauna McCabe, with a subsequent screening of the documentary film Armi Alive! Lessons from the Arctic, produced by the Fram Museum in Oslo, featured a lecture on Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s race to the South Pole by curator and Fram Museum director Geir Kløver. The exhibit was also supported by a panel discussion with world-renowned scientists on the subject of human-centric climate change. The Whimsical World of Bjørn Wiinblad opened with a lecture by exhibition curator Tova Brandt and featured an evening program, Wiinblad and Wine, at which attendees enjoyed wine and refreshments while they created their own masterpieces inspired by the Danish visionary’s fantastical imagery. Susan Ringstad Emery featured a gallery talk by the artist, a woman of half-Norwegian and half-Alaskan Iñupiat descent. Susan also contributed an oral history to a new initiative within our Nordic American Voices program, Interwoven, which chronicles the family histories of peoples with blended Nordic and Native American ethnicities. In January, the eighth annual Nordic Lights Film Festival shared Nordic films with huge audiences at the SIFF Film Center. The festival attracted 1,202 visitors over five days and showed contemporary, award-winning films from each of the five Nordic countries. The opening film was Reverse, an Icelandic comedy, and was attended by the film’s director and actor Gunnar Hansson. For the first time ever, the festival included films from the Faroe Islands; Faroese filmmakers Heiðrik á Heygum and Sakaris Stóra were in attendance. The festival added an extra day devoted to Finnish film in celebration of the Finnish centennial, during which director Ville Jankeri attended the screening of his film Gold Digger. Another successful film program was Soup & Cinema, now in its seventh season. The series drew


In October, the seventh Nordic Knitting Conference welcomed back Norway’s Arne & Carlos as headliners of the popular program. Additional instructors included Beth BrownReinsel, Chris Bylsma, Evelyn Clark, and Laura Ricketts. A diverse range of classes in traditional Nordic knitting, spinning, and crochet were offered over a three-day period.

record crowds averaging more than 100 people per screening for a total of 654 people. And, in June, a sold-out screening of the award-winning Sami Blood was met with great enthusiasm by the 180 people in attendance; the film was followed by a panel discussion with Sami scholars. This event was held in partnership with both the Pacific Sámi Saervi and the University of Washington’s Scandinavian studies department. In its 22nd season, our popular Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord featured new artistic director Laura Loge and debuted in January with a program of Icelandic folk music from duo Pétursdóttir & Gestsson. Subsequent concerts featured the compositions of Edvard Grieg, Niels Gade, Jean Sibelius, and Swedish baroque music from performers Early Music Underground. This year’s annual Raoul Wallenberg Dinner welcomed a keynote address by former Swedish ambassador Ruth Jacoby. She spoke of Wallenberg’s continuing legacy to a sold-out audience in the Museum auditorium. Our second Nordic Culinary Conference featured keynote speaker and Danish culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer, architect of the New Nordic Cuisine movement and co-founder of the internationally acclaimed restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. The three-day conference also included Michelin-star rated chefs Gunnar Gíslason, Sasu Laukkonen, and Titti Qvarnström. Former keynote speaker Kalle Bergman returned to moderate a panel discussion with this slate of award-winning masters of Nordic cuisine.

Nordic Heritage Museum also continued to host a compelling lecture program throughout 2017, including a presentation on Northern Lights & the Sun by solar physicist Pål Brekke, senior advisor at the Norwegian Space Center. Barbara Sjoholm spoke to her new novel Black Fox, which explored the relationship between Danish artist Emilie Demant Hatt and Swedish Sami hunter Johan Turi. In celebration of the centennial of Finnish independence, Seattle Storytellers Guild presented selections from the Kalevala. Collections manager Fred Poyner IV also gave an informative talk on his book Seattle Public Sculptors. Additional public programs included a Folk Costume Fashion Show, which contained several costumes from each country, including a Sami costume. The parade of costumes was followed by a reception and folk dancing to live music. 392 adults attended tours of The Dream of America and the temporary exhibits. A total of 3,057 people attended public programs and tours in 2017. This is an increase from 2016 even though the Museum closed before the year was over.

Craft School and Adult Education

3,057 attended

Courses in rosemaling, woodcarving, knitting, and a variety of cooking classes contributed to another successful year in our Craft School program. Students learned to brew traditional Finnish sahti beer and engaged their kitchen skills with pastry courses in Danish æbleskiver and Swedish fika treats. Additional offerings included crafting Nordic flag balls and an extensive workshop in genealogical research. The Craft School continued to attract an audience of nearly 50 percent non-members, showcasing the bridge our educational programming extends to new membership.


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Collections The Nordic Heritage Museum Permanent Collection received a total of 137 new accessions from 134 donors in 2017. Some highlights include: a clothing set by Icelandic designer STEiNUNN, featuring a dress and matching felted wool hat; a Hövding airbag bicycle helmet consisting of two parts, a collar and a cover; a letter written in 1890 by Anders (Andrew) Jacobsen from Tacoma to his little sister in Norway; a Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Glass Table Lamp; two “Blue Fluted” Royal Copenhagen plates from Denmark; and a 12-piece “Exclusiv” Rörstrand coffee set from Sweden. New acquisitions are used to help illustrate the stories presented in the core exhibition, as well as to supplement our archives with new information that visitors can utilize in researching family histories, arts, Nordic history, and culture. During the year, our collections staff completed work on the organization and packing of the entire permanent collection—which currently numbers over 77,750 total items—for the final move to the new Museum. Several generous local businesses donated services and equipment to support this important process.

In 2017, the Nordic American Voices (NAV) Oral History Program added 101 new oral history interviews, while the Online NHM Collections portal now has approximately 1,500 select items— including artifacts, archives, photographs, and oral history interviews—available for public review. The Museum received three grant awards from King County 4Culture (Cultural Equipment, Preservation and Access, and Heritage Projects programs) that support our permanent collection. These grants have helped us to acquire new collection storage shelving in the new Museum; partially fund the fabrication of a new boat cradle for the Nordic Spirit boat; and support our new oral history initiative, Interwoven: The Blended Heritage of Nordics and Native Peoples, which documents a dozen mixed-heritage interviews from local Native American subjects. The funding from this last grant will also contribute to two symposia about the project jointly offered by the museum and a tribal partner in 2018.

2017 Donors to the Permanent Collection (list compiled in chronological order) Museum of Danish America Ingrid Mendez Alison Stamey Carita Laakso Kristeen Anderson John Laakso Kea Rehn Eivor von Hagel Carolyn Hunt Steven and Susan Lundh Edda Jonasdottir Jay Haavik Eric Nelson Robert Charlson Odin Lonning Katherine Olason Marianne Olson Jon Palmason Ingvar Petursson Anna-Liisa Rinne Pentti Rinne John and Nancy Maseng Ann-Charlotte Adams Nancy Zinn Solvi Barber Malin Borgstrom Edith Christensen

Kirsti Hveding Yngve Hveding Valinda Morse Elizabeth Ohlson Linda Strom Elizabeth Strand Solveig Apt Michaele Hansen Berit Vassdal Kate Mills Reidar Solberg Birgit Grimsmo Carol Cozad Lita Breiwick Yvonne Lindquist Thorhildur Donovan Louise Pihl Marilyn Brossard Fram Museum Erik Pihl STEiNUNN Bjorn Ruud Sigurbjorn Krisjanson Julie Frazier Marli Iverson Freya Skarin Marit Kristiansen


Saundra Martin Paul Jacobson Fred Poyner IV Jon L. Roney Marianne Forssblad Jon Malmin Anita Puzon Charles Sheflo Gordon Stenman Karla Lapinski Marilyn Karr Annette Isaksen Norma Bailey Thore Fossum Melvin Haug Richard Roemer Laura Almaas Glen Robbins Melinda Dietlein Louise Torseth Dan Parker Lego Artist Robyn Emery Sandy Haug Kristine Ewing Barbara Paquette Frances Whitehill Henry Bjornsson

Nancy Hevly Naomi Berg Rita Vermala-Koski Steve Cedergreen Susan Atwood Susan Haris Titus Berg Patricia Moir Curtis Jacobs Mina Larsen Lynn Wirta Liisa Mannery Leo Nalli Charlie Gillmer Karla Anderson Karen Riston Kristy Nelson Don Meyers Niklas and Johanna Eriksson Leon Fedrich Ørnulf Opdahl Earl Davis Ingrid Hansen Geir Kløver Louis Poulsen Finnex Agencies Ltd. Connie Williams

Donald Nielsen Karen Bit Vejle Blue Lagoon Iceland Leif Holmes Edward Wierlo Robert Palm Electa Anderson Ruth Winter Harley Oswald Gladys Sherlock Elise Stratton Lindsay Ravensong Rolf Hokansson Nancy Gregerson Leif Gregerson Susanne Kromberg Michael Skalley Dr. Sven D. Haakonson Jr Keith Ulrich Maria Staff Allan Osberg Vasa Museum Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers Matt Pollitz, X-Ray Auto Bill Weed


VOLUNTEERS 2017 For nearly 40 years, volunteers have been the heart and soul of the Nordic Heritage Museum, and they continue to play a vital role in the Museum’s success. Each year, more than 400 volunteers support every area of the Museum. They provide meaningful experiences for patrons; keep our building safe and operational; provide invaluable support and leadership for our major fundraising events; share the most compelling stories in our community; serve on the board and advisory committees; and assist staff members in every department. Their contributions of time and exceptional talents ensure that the Museum continues to operate smoothly and efficiently, and their support and dedication enables us to fulfill our mission of sharing the Nordic spirit. We continue to see great enthusiasm for volunteering at the Museum. This year, of the 68 new volunteers we welcomed, 18 were high school students providing educational or general assistance, 4 volunteers joined the Visitor Services team, 8 volunteers and 14 interns provided staff support across the institution, and 25 volunteers supported our public programs and events. We recruited an additional 70 volunteers for our major annual festivals and conferences. We also enjoyed significant support from our faithful corps of volunteers, with 422 active volunteers providing assistance across the Museum: 33 percent provided operations or staff support; 77 percent supported public programs and outreach; and 85 percent supported our annual events (festivals and conferences). This year, 25 volunteers assisted in the Museum’s move process by preparing collections, deinstalling exhibitions, and packing. At our spring Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which took place in March, the following distinguished volunteers were recognized with the Director’s Award: Erik Ronning, Don Meyers, Jenna Heinbuch, Janet Backman, and Arnfridur Sigurdardottir. Mari-Ann Kind Jackson received the Volunteer of the Year award for her extensive and ongoing commitment to the Museum. For more information about volunteering, contact Michael Ide, volunteer coordinator, at 206.789.5707 x7012 or




DEVELOPMENT 2017 Thanks in part to all our dedicated volunteers and staff, 2017 will go down as an historic year for the Nordic Heritage Museum’s special events. In true Nordic fashion, our special event season kicked off with a Topping Out Ceremony at our new facility. Hundreds of Museum supporters gathered to witness this ancient Nordic tradition, in which a tree or wreath is secured to the topmost beam as it is raised and then placed on a new building. Now practiced by construction companies worldwide, this custom was believed to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced during the construction process, thus ensuring the stability of the new building.

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Held March 17, 2017, at the new building site on Market Street 400 supporters gathered to watch the new Museum’s tallest beam raised and placed Supporters were invited to sign the final beam with personalized messages and signatures Longtime supporters of the Museum Allan and Inger Osberg hosted a luncheon with major supporters to celebrate this historic event

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:


Jason Brooks

The 32nd annual Northern Lights Auktion was our most successful auction to date, breaking all prior revenue and attendance records. Our highly anticipated festivals, Viking Days and Yulefest, were both major successes as well; we are thrilled that visitors had the opportunity to visit and bid farewell to the old site, where we spent nearly 40 years celebrating Nordic heritage. The success of these events can be measured financially as well as by the impact they had in expanding the Museum’s outreach efforts.

32nd Annual Northern Lights Auktion

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Held June 3, 2017, in a new location, the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Record attendance: 600 guests, volunteers, and staff Record revenue: $1.2 million, split between annual support and additional commitments to the Capital Campaign Honored longtime supporters of the Museum, Erik Breivik and John Sjong

Jason Brooks


34th Annual Viking Days

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40th Annual Yulefest

Final Viking Days at Webster School location Record attendance: 8,000+ visitors The Viking encampment presented educational demonstrations, including: cooking, spinning, weaving, and traditional fighting techniques Visitor favorites: Viking encampment, traditional music on two stages, Swedish pancake breakfast, Viking Grill, Valhalla Beer Garden, and Scandinavian food hearths

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Final Museum event held at Webster School location Record revenue: $115,000 Goodies2Go achieved record sales: $9,700 New partnerships: Caffè Appassionato & Darigold Nordic Spirit coffee: In collaboration with Caffè Appassionato, we introduced a limited-edition Nordic Spirit coffee. Special thanks to Darigold for being our first butter sponsor. All bakers received FREE butter for providing treats to sell! Visitor favorites: traditional music on two stages, æbleskiver demonstration and sales, Viking Grill, Valhalla Beer Garden, Goodies2Go, Nordic Café, and of course, Santa!


Nordic Museum Grand Opening

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

May 5–6

May 5 at 12pm

Syttende Mai

Viking Days

May 17

July 14–15

Northern Lights Auktion

Yulefest November 17–18

Fall 2018

Nordic Seattle May 1–31


MEMBERSHIP 2017 We thank all of our Members whose continued support has helped make the Museum a strong and vibrant institution. To date, we have more than 3,100 member households. In 2017, we launched a membership acquisition effort aimed at doubling our membership by the end of 2018; this initiative has brought more than 500 new members to the Museum over the course of the year. We are especially proud that nearly 200 of these new members joined the Museum during Viking Days and Yulefest. As we look ahead to 2018 and the Grand Opening of our new building on Market Street, the Nordic Museum is delighted to announce that we will implement a new membership category designed to ensure that the Museum and its offerings are accessible to families across our community and that financial barriers to membership are lessened considerably and removed when possible. The SNAP Membership initiative will allow qualified households to receive a Family Membership at a greatly reduced rate. This will enable the Nordic Museum to more fully serve the community by engaging those whose economic situation may otherwise restrict their access to the Museum. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that all Museum members will be invited to participate in special members-only previews of the new building before it opens to the public. Previews will be held in late April 2018. Please watch for invitations!

General Membership Benefits

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Free admission to the Nordic Museum Discounts in the Museum store and café Member exhibition previews Free admission to Yulefest Subscription to Nordic Kultur magazine Subscription to Nordic News Discounted tickets to Museum programs and events

NARM Membership Benefits (includes all regular benefits, plus):

Free admission, a 10-percent discount in gift shops, and price reductions on events and tickets at over 800 NARM institutions across North America

President’s Club A special thank you goes to the members of the President’s Club, a core group whose support has helped to sustain the Museum’s programs and activities. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our President’s Club Gold Circle members, who support the Museum with a minimum annual commitment of $5,000; our Silver Circle members with their minimum annual commitment of $2,500; and our Bronze Circle members with their minimum annual commitment of $1,000. In 2017, the President’s Club enjoyed an exclusive luncheon with Geir Kløver, director of the Fram Museum and curator of the exhibition Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole. Thank you for being a member of the Nordic Heritage Museum! Please help us share the Nordic spirit by encouraging membership to anyone who might enjoy becoming a part of our community. For more information about the President’s Club circles or membership at the Museum, or to give the gift of membership, please contact the Membership Coordinator at 206.789.5707 x7024. Members of the President’s Club Gold Circle, Silver Circle, and Bronze Circle are listed on page 14.



Nordic Legacy Circle

Donors to Nordic Legacy Circle

Members of the Nordic Legacy Circle have indicated to us that the Nordic Museum is part of their estate planning. We thank the members of the Nordic Legacy Circle for their generous support. Making a planned gift to the Nordic Museum ensures that the Museum will continue to thrive and enrich the community well into the future.

Anne-Line Anderson

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Nordic Legacy Circle, there are a number of ways to include the Museum in your estate plans. Planned gifts are commonly made through a bequest, which may include cash, securities, real estate, retirement plan distributions, or life insurance proceeds. By making the Museum a beneficiary in your estate plans, you are leaving a lasting legacy that will help to advance our mission. Any donation or planned gift you make to the Museum may remain anonymous.

Nancy Debaste

For more information about planned giving or to discuss your intent to include the Museum in your estate planning, please call Jan Woldseth Colbrese at 206.789.5707 x7039 or

Lars Andreasson Kevin Beder Pirkko and Brad* Borland

Karoline Morrison and Dennis Beals Eric and Yvonne Nelson Alice Ness*

Diana Brooking

Susan and Russell Ness

Patricia and Robert Charlson

Russell and Patti Oberg Gordon Olson

Todd Clayton

Leanne Olson and Jim Bailey

Peggy Jorgenson Cooper Paul and Ellen Duernberger Shirley Fjoslien Pearl* and Ben Graham* Irma and Don Goertzen Jon and Susan Hanson JoAnne Hardt Rudo Inga Hemming Olavi Hiukka Ruth Hoegh-Christensen* Rolf Hokansson Curtis Jacobs Gary L. Johnson Floyd* and Dolores* Jones Foundation Edith Kilgren* Mari-Ann Kind Jackson Bill and Michelle Krippaehne Olav Lunde* Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger Egon and Laina Molbak

Clara Otness* Eric and Ingrid Pearson Georg and Nina Pedersen Elna Peterson* Ann Ringstad Dean Robbins Vivian Sandaas* Dave and Heather Sander Chris Siddons* Mia Sillanpaa Carol and Norman Sollie Monica Stenberg Gordon Strand Frank and Jennifer Swant Judith Tjosevig Pam Thorstenson Jacklyn Toman Douglas Warne Edvin Wilhelmsen* * denotes deceased


2017 CONTRIBUTORS TO NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM President’s Club Gold Circle Electa J. Anderson Brandon Benson Raymond R. Brandstrom Leif Eie Jon Halgren Elling and Barbara Halvorson Leif and Cindy Mannes Allan and Inger Osberg

President’s Club Silver Circle


donors to the Annual Fund

Judith Dern Sigmund and Torborg Eriksen Irma and Don Goertzen Karen Koon and Brad Edwards Marilyn and Rodney Madden Sandy and Christine McDade Yara Silva and Lars Matthiesen

List pulled 12/19/17

President’s Club Bronze Circle

Sine and Peter Rix Börje and Aase Saxberg Larry R. Small Hans and Kristine Aarhus Jacqueline Sorensen-Pinch Kristina Adams Waldorf Sonja Sørvik and Christopher Maria Staaf and William Waldorf Jones Janice Anderson Birger Steen Kent Bakke and Moira Gordon Strand Kennelly Heli Suokko Steven and Kathleen Nina Svino Svasand and Barker Ernest Svasand Bjorn Bayley Carrie Sylvester Anne-Lise Berger and Pam Thorstenson Ozzie Kvithammer Lisa A. Toftemark Paul Birkeland Svend and Lois Toftemark Elizabeth and Steven Tor and Ingrid Tollessen Blake Debbi and Larry Vanselow Elisabeth Bodal Robert L. Wiley Janice Bogren Margaret and Richard Per Bolang Wright Pirkko and Brad* Borland Nancy Carrs Roach Donors to the Lowen Clausen and Martha West Annual Fund Mike Colbrese and Jan Sons of Norway, Leif Woldseth Colbrese Erikson Lodge # 1 Lynn Davidson Sons of Norway, Edmonds Peter Davis and Kristiann Lodge 130 Schoening Sons of Norway, VesterAnne-Lise Deering dalen Lodge 2-31 Doug and MaryAnne Danish Brotherhood Dixon Lodge #29 Earl and Denise Ecklund Daughters of Norway, Arlene Sundquist Empie Solveig Lodge #31 Marjorie Lou and Gordon 4Culture Ericksen Karen A. Aaltonen Raymond and JoAnne Hans and Kristine Aarhus Eriksen Kari Hauge Allen and Shawn Foy Robert Allen Lotta Gavel-Adams Kirsten Andersen Olivia Gunn Doug Anderson Jon and Susan Hanson Marilyn C. Anderson Peter and Pat Haug Lars Andreasson Petra Hilleberg Evelyn Arrigoni Michael and Margaret Hakan Axelsson Hlastala Dan and Diane Baines Mike and Paula Hlastala Liz Baker Erik Jackson Mary Ann and Don Baker Leif and Sarah Jackson Duane Bakke Ernst and Linda Jensen Per A. Bakken Stan Jonasson and Linda Kathy Hansen Del Jangaard Beccaro Floyd Jones* Kathrine Beck Lars Jonsson and Laurie Glen and Susan Beebe McDonald Jonsson Lena Bengtsson Sven and Marta Kalve Marilyn Johansen Bennett Mari-Ann Kind Jackson and Thomas Bennett Jane Klausen and David Brandon Benson Hoerlein Robert and Connie Blair Constance Knudsen Mary Blanchette Elaine and John Knudson Alma Bockelie Poul Larsen Egon and Diana Bodtker Alan Lippman and Per Bolang Kimberley Osberg Pirkko and Brad* Borland Lippman Carol Borson The Lockspot Cafe Jill Miller and Michael Boyd Renee Lund Dave Breiwick and Corine Bertil O. Lundh Breiwick Tom and Drexie Malone Kurt and Ritva Manchester Bill Briest Gregory and Mary Moga Eric Thorsen and Maureen Brinck-Lund Egon and Laina Molbak Jason Brooks Valinda and Lyle Morse Doug and Susan Brown Mountain Pacific Bank Patricia Itzen and George Kurt and Geneva Ness Burmeister Ozzie and Joan Nordheim Mr. and Mrs. Eric Carlson Norwegian Commercial Linda Carr Club Jennifer Carrell Pacific Fishermen Shipyard Diane Chapman Georg and Nina Pedersen Royal Danish Guards Darryl and Jane Pedersen Association Pacific Rick Peterson NW Chapter


David and Jean Christensen Frank and Edith Christensen Citrix Antonia Clark Caryl and Duane Clark Linda Clark Beverly Coates Joanna Conrad Fran Cook Linda Cooley Peggy Jorgenson Cooper Denae Davis Jan Davis Judy Ann Davis Kimberly S. Okamura DDS Deborah Deane Nancy Debaste Wallace and Mandie Deeter Donald and Claire Deighton Jan E. Delismon Karin and Kenneth Drew Andrew Dupertuis Betty Edwards Lynn Emmert Gail Engler Eric Erdahl GeorgeJean Erickson John Erickson Olav Esaiassen Thomas and Willy Evans Susan Everett Hannah Eymann Joyce Ferm Don Moe and Maggie Fimia Anita Fjortoft Viggo Forde Fred L. Hartley Family Foundation Thurston Charitable Foundation Deborah Fulton-Kehoe Pamela and Karl Gaertner Carol Smith and William Gilbert Paul Glasoe Bryan Glasow Jeff and Miyako Gledhill Britt Glomset Inger and Ulf Goranson Alan Otto Haakenstad and Inger Haakenstad Geraldine Hansen Jon and Susan Hanson Michael Schick and Katherine Hanson Rick Harper Sandy Haug Wally and Kristin Haugan Lena Hauser Maurice and Gwena Hedlund Bonnie Hefty Korali and Michael Heryla Val and Joe Hillers Mary and Mark Hillman Sylvia Hjelmeland Ruth and Gene Hockenbery David and Connie Hofstad Marilyn Holmberg Sheila Holtgrieve Charlotte Hood Jean C. Hopkins Virginia Hoult Tore Hoven Mary Ann Hult National Endowment for the Humanities

Janet and Steve Hunter Robert E. and Mary R. Hunter Lunde Marine Electronics, Inc. Betty and Gordon Jackins Mari-Ann Kind Jackson Randi Jacobs Karl and Vicky Jacobson Phil and Effie Jacobson Mari Jalbing Nils Jensen and Kathy Jensen Kari Johannessen Richard and Ingri Johnson James and Dianne Johnston Kristin Jostad Jenny Joyce Carl Frost and Linda Juliano Pat and Paul Kaald Kevin and Penny Kaldestad Marta and Sven Kalve Leslie Klein and Janice Kaplan-Klein Ron Karjala Mari Karlstad Christina B. Katsaros Steve Kemiji Darlene Kenney Lois and Doug Kimball Douglas Kingston Kim Kittilsby Anne and Gary Klokstad Turie and Skip Knapik Christopher Knoll Kari Lihaug Knudsen Alvar and Rita Koski John Mickelson and Andrea Kovalesky Jackie Kozdras Barbara Krull Frances Kwapil Mary Jane Lambert Einar and Elsie Langesater Barbara Larson Peggy Larson Meri Lashley Barbara Laughlin Hart, Schoener, Bliss, PS Attorneys At Law Jane Isakson Lea* Solveig M. Lee Kathleen Lindlan Robert and Lynn Lucurell Joe and Linda Malan C.F. Malm Carolyn Martenson Pam and Walker Martin Mary Masterson Joseph and Charlotte Matsen Bob and Jeane Maurer Ron Maxell Berit and Robert McAlister Congressman Jim McDermott Bruce and Karen McElroy Laurie McKay Chuck and Marilyn McKenzie Laura McMahan Kathleen and Stephen Melson Juhani and Satu Mikkola Debbi Mock Odd and Helga Moen Egon and Laina Molbak Megan Knight and Alison Mondi Arya Monson Roberta Morrow

Maurie Inglis and Verda Mosier Connie Myers Andrew L. Nelson* Anne Nelson Doug and Linda Nelson John and Harriet Nelson Marvin and Sandra Nelson Michael and Laura Ness Karen and Gary Newbill John Brazel and Quynh Nguyen Nona and Robert Nicholson Michael Nickel Marie Norlen John A. Nyseth Heidi and Kevin O’Connor Elizabeth Ohlson Peter Ollestad Vern and Martha Olsen Shawn Olson John and Ingrid Osterhaug Barbara Paquette Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership Kimberly Ann Lawrence Pate Maxine Patrick Emma Pedersen Mary Pedersen Dennis and Aud Petersen Donald L. Post Mark and Janice Quam Solveig and Astor Rask John and Kathleen Rasmussen Rosemary Rasp Karen Regenauer Elaine Richards Glenn and Peggy Riddervold Julia Ringrose Dean Robbins Elsie Mabel Rockness Judith M. Roller Greta HaagensenRoseberg and Lee Roseberg Rev. Thomas Murphy S.J. Ingrid Salmon Vivian Sandaas* Tom Saxon and Trish Saxon Marta Schee Vivi-Anne Lindback and Eckhard Schipull Janet Hogan and Robert Schroeder Rose Ann Scott City of Seattle Esther Sellers Katy Sharrock Marilyn Sheldon Jacqueline Shepherd Gerald and Kim Shogren Craig and Nancy Shumate Arnfridur Sigurdardottir Berit* and John Sjong Kathleen Lindberg and David Skar Rochelle and James Smith Anker and Ruth Sorensen Flemming and Lexie Sorensen Kathy Sorensen Troy Sorensen Margie Sorlie Claude and Susan Soudah Susan Stroomer Janice Sullivan Lea and Rick Sund Wendy Sundquist

Sally Sutter Erika Christoffersen Sweger Arlene and Ernest Templin Bob and Dani Thibodeaux Donald* and Kay Thoreson Carolyn J. Tobin Lisa A. Toftemark Hans and Janet Tofting Louise Tollefson Alex and Sandi Torrez Louise Torseth Karen Unseth Anne Uusnakki Randi Valdok Kristina Adams Waldorf and Christopher Waldorf Wallace* and Donna Walsh Gail L. Wasberg Karmoy Club of Washington Karen West Eva Sköld Westerlind Orville Westlund* Estate of Edvin Wilhelmsen Melanie Ito and Charles Wilkinson David and Jane Williams Mary Winslow Beverly Witte David and Ann Worthington Marsha Wright Robert Rudine and Janet Yoder Jeremy Zink * denotes deceased

Do you know if your employer offers to match your donation or volunteer hours to a nonprofit like Nordic Museum? Did you know that your donation can be doubled or even tripled depending on your employer’s matching gift program? Your tax-deductible donations made to Nordic Museum, including Membership fees, Annual Fund, and Capital Campaign contributions, are eligible for matching gifts from your employer. For more information about matching gifts, contact your employer’s human resources department for a matching gift form. Include your form with any donation you give to Nordic Museum. For questions on matching gifts received by Nordic Museum from your employer contact the membership department at 206.789.5707 x7024.


$5,000,000 +


Osberg Family Trust; Allan and Inger Osberg; Osberg Construction Company A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation

Pirkko and Brad* Borland D.V. and Ida McEachern Charitable Trust Estates of Dr. C Ben Graham and Pearl Relling Graham* Jon Halgren Jackson Remodeling LLC Kristen Lindskog Jarvis Bill and Michelle Krippaehne Marilyn and Rodney Madden Skandia Music Foundation Arlene Sundquist Empie Estate of Judith Tjosevig*

$3,000,000– $4,999,999 Jane Isakson Lea* and James Lea* State of Washington

$1,000,000– $2,999,999

Capital Campaign. Each gift at the

4Culture Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Breivik Family Trust Floyd* and Delores* Jones Foundation The Lars and Laurie Jonsson Family Synnøve Fielding and Robert LeRoy Kaare* and Sigrunn Ness Einar* and Emma Pedersen The Family of Einar and Herbjorg* Pedersen Scan Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun City of Seattle John and Berit* Sjong

$1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 levels


In 2017, 277 plaques were purchased in support of the new Nordic Museum’s

secures a personalized plaque to be

Nordic history and culture, will be a

Earl and Denise Ecklund Jon and Susan Hanson M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Nesholm Family Foundation The Norcliffe Foundation Robert L. and Mary Ann T. Wiley Foundation

permanent and inspiring feature of


installed in the new Museum’s East Garden. These plaques, honoring and remembering the rich legacy of

the new Museum. The Museum is still accepting plaque orders. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque or pursuing other naming opportunities, please contact Jan Woldseth Colbrese at or 206.789.5707 x7039.

Raymond R. Brandstrom Jan and Priscilla Brekke Svanhild and Russell Castner Patricia and Robert Charlson Peter Henning* Stan* and Doris Hovik Kari Gilje Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle Joshua Green Foundation Koon Family Trust Karen L. Koon Bertil O. Lundh Egon and Laina Molbak Donald and Melissa Nielsen Everett and Andrea Paup Reimert and Betty Ravenholt Seattle Foundation Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Sound Seismic LLC Chris Siddons* Sons of Norway, Wergeland Lodge #21 Marvin and Barbara Stone* Norman Kolbeinn Thordarson and Judy Thordarson Estate of Leo Utter*

Kevin and Penny Kaldestad Sven and Marta Kalve Olaf Kvamme* Patricia J. Lundgren Norman and Constance* McDonell Eric and Yvonne Nelson Alice Ness* Eldon and Shirley Nysether Sigurd and Else* Odegaard Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Price Megan and Greg Pursell Kari Record Greta HaagensenRoseberg and Lee Roseberg Börje and Aase Saxberg Karin Gorud Scovill $25,000–$49,999 Skandia Folkdance Brandon Benson Society The Bergquist Brett Snow Foundation Harriet Spanel* Per and Inga* Bolang Swedish Finn Historical Leif Eie Society Raymond and JoAnne Donald* and Kay Thoreson Eriksen Lorraine Toly Irma and Don Goertzen Dan Durham and Susan Michael and Jill Heijer Laurie Tusa GranCorp Holdings Johanna Oma Warness Georgene and Richard Lee and Vidar Warness Leif Erikson International Anonymous (3) Foundation Tom and Drexie Malone $1,000–$9,999 Karl Momen Valinda I. and Lyle S. Morse Steve Aanenson Casper Sorensen and Nordic Council of Soomie Ahn Ministers Rick and Marlene Akesson Peach Foundation Richard and Constance Larry and Patsy Small Albrecht Louise Solheim Edward Almquist Nina Svino Svasand and Myrna Amberson Ernest Svasand Lois and Svend Toftemark Bruce and JoAnn Amundson Tor and Ingrid Tollessen Ebba and Ingvar Andermo Anonymous Ruth Andersen Electa* Hendricks and $10,000–$24,999 Electa Anderson Hans and Kristine Aarhus Anne-Line Anderson Chris and Terrie Rae Orville Anderson Anderson John Mitchell and Marie Janice Anderson Anderson Karin Ahlstrom Bean Joan Armitage Kenneth M. Beck Swedish Women’s Paul Birkeland Educational Association Vanguard Charitable Susan and Gary Atwood Daughters of Norway, Tina Aure Valkyrien Lodge #1 Celeste Axelson Lynn Davidson Leanne Olson and Jim Etienne* and Nancy Bailey Debaste Bainbridge Community Francisca Erickson* Foundation Sigmund and Torborg B&N Fisheries Company Eriksen Kristen Bakken Ellen Ferguson Rotary Club of Ballard Fidelity Charitable Gift Steven and Kathleen Fund Barker Gunilla and Jerry Finrow Laila Barr Nicholas and Charlene Ken and Sheila Bartanen Freyberg Ingrid Bauer Asmus Freytag and Laura Ellen Margrethe Beck Wideburg Patti Benson Lotta Gavel-Adams and Nadine Benson Birney Adams* Nan Bentley Gertrude Glad Dwayne M. Berg John Gundersen Estate of Helen K. Hagg* Margaret Berg Ozzie Kvithammer and Elling B. and Barbara Anne-Lise Berger Halvorson David Fluharty and Lisa Brent and Catherine Bergman Johnson Keith and Kathy Biever Steven J. Jones Luther Black Maria Staaf and William Robert and Connie Blair Jones


Elizabeth and Steven Blake Sandra Boeskov Janice Bogren Andrea Bonnicksen John and Tonjia Borland Robert Born Katherine Boury Cathy Brandt Lita Breiwick Bill Briest Diana Brooking Lisa Brooks Douglas and Betty Brownlee Jackie Brudvik Jette J. Bunch Ward and Boni Buringrud Bunnee Butterfield Carrs Family Gloria Mae Campbell Sonya Campion Jean K. Carlson Paul and Beverly Carlson Elaine and Richard Carpenter Steve and Liz Cedergreen Robert and Katherine Cederstrom Joanne Chase Jordan Chester Amber Christensen Louis and Anna Christensen Carol L. Christiansen Alison Church Jan and Mike Colbrese American Seafoods Company LLC JoEllen Connell Peggy Jorgenson Cooper Stuart Mork and Laura Cooper Trident Seafoods Corporation Timothy P. Cosgrove Pacific Nordic Council Debra and Chris CovertBowlds Reidun Crowley Ragnar Dahl* Susanne Daley Daughters of Norway, Nellie Gerdrum Lodge #41 Marguerite David Signe Davis Embassy of Denmark, USA Doug and MaryAnne Dixon Joy and Bob Drovdahl Ia Dubois Robert and Beth Dunn Bill Weed and Pam Dymond-Weed Larry and Sidra Egge Sandra Egtvet Donna Eines Ned and Nanette Eisenhuth John and Linda Ellingboe Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C. Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C. Harbor Enterprises, Inc. Olav Esaiassen Thomas and Willy Evans William and Sandra Evenson Jim and Birte Falconer Barbara and Frank Fanger Lance Farr Odd and Nora Fausko

DONORS TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, continued James Feeley Joan Valaas Ferguson Joyce Ferm Virginia and Les Filion Finland Room Committee Richard and Pamela Firth Gary and Maureen Fisker Shirley Fjoslien Martha Fleming Christie Most and Rich Folsom Helen Fosberg H. Weston Foss* Sonja Foss Craig Foss Gwyn and Rick Fowler Robert Hamilton and Catherine FoxHamilton Franklin Templeton Investor Services Eric Fredricksen Sharon Friel Alan and Lisbeth Fritzberg Ann Fuller Annelise Gaaserud Lisa Garbrick Marc Garcia Lael Gedney James and Marilyn Giarde Marianne and William Gjertson Glacier Fish Co., LLC Jeff and Miyako Gledhill Britt Glomset Nancy Goodno Inger and Ulf Goranson Robyn Grad Gary and Bonnie Graves Seattle Latvian-American Embroidery Group Kirsten and Erik Gulmann Karin Gustafson Paul Friis-Mikkelsen and Rita Hackett Richard and Eivor Von Hagel Jack and Elaine Hakala Lisa and Daniel Hall Marja Hall Geraldine Hansen John Martin Hansen Richard and Marilyn Hanson Peter Hanson Bill Harbert Fred and Karin Harder Christopher Hardy Susan Haris Sandy Haug Peter and Pat Haug Irving and Vernamell Haug Wally and Kristin Haugan Norman Haugen Dee Dee Hawley Kristin Heeter Jeff and Linda Hendricks Paul and Kathleen Hendricks Paul Heneghan Woody and Ilene Hertzog Lena Lönnberg-Hickling and Mark Hickling Lawrence E. Hicks Gunvor Hildal Petra Hilleberg Herb Bridge and Edie Hilliard Diane Hilmo Kristiina Hiukka Ruth Hoegh-Christensen* Nancy and Charlie Hogan Susan Johnston and Jerry Hollingsworth

Roy Holmlund Karen Holt Tore Hoven Michael Hovey Susi Hulbert Janet and Steve Hunter Gunnar and Heidi Ildhuso Marilyn Iverson Jan Carline and Carol Sue Ivory-Carline Mari-Ann Kind Jackson Curtis Jacobs Ken and Rachel Jacobsen Jon Jacobson Paul and Carole Jacobson Don and Lynne Jangard Vicky Jaquish Deborah and Steven Jensen Ernst and Linda Jensen Eva Long and Bill Jepson Eva and Lars Johansson Isabella Backman Johnson Carol Oversvee Johnson Jerome and Susannah Johnson Richard and Ingri Johnson Erik Johnson K. Robert Johnson Bonnie Johnson Sirkku and James Johnson James and Dianne Johnston Suzy Johnston Bob and Oddny Johnston Linda Jangaard and Stan Jonasson Grace Carlsen-Jones and Roger Jones Ellen Jordal Martin Josund JP Morgan Chase Mary Junttila Pat and Paul Kaald Christina B. Katsaros David and Sherry Kaufman Arnold and Martha Kegel Jim and Cris Kelley Leigh Kvamme Kennedy Darlene Kenney Keybank Foundation Harry Khamis Jan and Alita Kiaer Henning Knudson Lowell and Shirley Knutson Peter and Janice Kolloen Paul Kromann Jack and Eleanor Krystad Steven Kvamme Judy Ladd Oscar and Joyce Lagerlund LairdNorton Wealth Management Sigrun Susan Lane Monica Langfeldt John and Betty Langkow Mina and Raymond Larsen Willard Larson, M.D. Leadership Tomorrow Alumni Association Solveig M. Lee John S. Legg Adrian Leven C. Stephen and Donna Lewis Kerstin Liland Mary Lindholm Kathleen Lindlan


Elmer and Joan Lindseth John Linvog Steve Jensen and Vincent Lipe Danish Brotherhood Lodge #29 Pat Loftin Svenn L. Lovlie* Limback Lumber Erna Lund Ivan Lund Olav Lunde* Steven Lundholm Florence Lundquist Lori Lynn Phillips and David Lundsgaard Birgit Lyshol Jon Magnusson John and Hanna Liv Mahlum Josephine and William Mahon Ann Maki Victor and Karen Manarolla Leif and Cindy Mannes E A Marks Kristin Martin Tom and Carolee Mathers Yara Silva and Lars Matthiesen Colleen McArdle Gary McCausland Robert S. McEwen Eeva and Jeffrey McFeely Jason and Rebecca Meaux Dick Medina and Joyce Gauntt Medina Tushar Mehta Merrill Lynch and Co. Foundation Bruce and Carol Meyers Kaare Mikkelsen Karen Mildes Ronda and Brad Miller Darlene and Rick Miller Joan Miller Luanne and John Mills Rauda Scale Models, Inc. Maiken Moeller-Hansen Megan Knight and Alison Mondi Andrew Snoey and Kelly Morgan Laura Cooper and Stuart Mork Kay Most* Ritva and Harvey Musselman Laurie Boehme and Mark Muzi Peter and Mary Ann Namtvedt Brian and Nola Nelson Richard P Nelson Robert and Maria Nelson Bryce and Bonnie Nelson Vicki Nelson Susan and Russell Ness Michael D. Hart and Laurie B. Nichols David and Barbara Nordfors Nordic Dancers Northwest Nordiska Folkdancers Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation Northwest Danish Association Norwegian Commercial Club Norwegian Ladies Chorus

Nysether Family Foundation Russell and Patti Oberg Ted and Jean Oien Cindy and Ron Olander Richard and Kay Olsen Karen Olsen Vern and Martha Olsen Mark Olsoe Gordon Olson Eric Olson Ulla and Harold Olsson Desiree Omdal Elisabet Orville Aaron and Liz Overland Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific Paula Pederson Holden Palmer Craig Pape Barbara Paquette Kathleen Robel and Herman Payton Kathryn Pearson Eric and Ingrid Pearson Walter Pereya Alexandra Perwin Rick Peterson Erik Pihl Louise Pihl Don Meyers and Kathi Ploeger Virginia Prestegaard* Evan T. Pugh Gustav Raaum Christian Raaum and Joanie Raaum Nicole Rendahl and Tom Rabideau John Rabourn Arnold and Asbjorg Rasmussen John and Kathleen Rasmussen Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. RBC Wealth Management Solveig Refetoff Kevin Ridsdale Yvonne Ringgenberg Ed and Marjorie Ringness Ringstad Enterprises Keith Ritland Dean Robbins E. Paul and Gayle Robbins Norman Rockness Andris and Inara Rogainis Randall and Ruth Rongerude Michelle Rosenthal JoAnne Hardt Rudo Eric and Stephanie Running Inger K. Saltonstall Vivian Sandaas* Terry and Leland Sateren Ralph Schau Peter Davis and Kristiann Schoening Carmella Schoening Dirk and Pirjo Schulbach Martha Dilts and Ed Schumacher Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle Karen Sheldahl Caroline Sherley Shirley Jo Hanna Sigurdson Kathleen Lindberg and David Skar Kathi Skarbo Marjorie Skrinde Ellen Grude Skugstad

Patricia and Landis Smaaladen Edward Smith Carol and Norman Sollie Sons of Norway, Hovedstad Lodge #94 Janet Sorby P. Troy Sorensen Jacqueline SorensenPinch Scandinavian Specialties William Stafford W. C. Twig Mills and Alison Stamey Birger Steen Elaine Stevens Virginia Stout Gordon Strand Peter and Leslie Strong Susan Stroomer Leena Sturman Robert and Mary Jo Svendsen Svino Enterprises Stuart and Alison Swanberg Frank and Jennifer Swant Norman and Phyllis Swenson Phil and Julie Swenson Kris Templin Hilleberg — The Tentmaker USA Hanne Thiede Ron and Whitney Tjerandsen Lisa A. Toftemark Coastal Transportation Dorothy Trenor Doug Hauger and Christine Trigg Reidar and Linda Tynes United Finnish Kaleva Brothers & Sisters Lodge #11 Anne Uusnakki Randi Valdok Margaret Fast and Bertil VanBoer Debbi and Larry Vanselow Betty Nes Wabey Raiti Waerness Kristine and Steve Walker Judith Patterson and Jerry Walsh Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Marianne Forssblad and Roland Wedenström Eva Sköld Westerlind Western Rosemalers Association Colleen White Marilyn Whitted Larry and Kay Wicks Suzanne B. Wiley Karin and Colin Williams Jenene Wilson Jerry Wingren Kjirsten Winters Dale Wright Margaret and Richard Wright Valerie Yerkes Vivian Zagelow

Up to $999 Chris J. Aaro Molly Aasten Karen Abelsen James and Sherryl Adair Gloria Adair

Adams Insurance Diane Adams Dorothea Larsen Adaskin Greg Aden Morgan Stanley Community Affairs Kay Lynn Alberg Philipp C. Aldridge Kari Hauge Allen Roger Anderson and Gene Ampon Aven and Shirley Andersen Dennis Andersen Irene and Jonny Andersen Margrethe Andersen Jo Ann and Alan Anderson Dick* and Laurie Anderson James R. Anderson Lois Anderson Karla Anderson Gene Anderson Marilyn C. Anderson Ellen Anderson Anita Anderson Arlene Anderson Charles D. Anderson Doug Anderson Lars Andreasson Cadence Apartments Fred Arnason Curtis and Kimberly Arnesen Lois M. Arneson Anne Tstee Aronson Odd and Tove Askilsrud J.R. Balison, M.D. and Constance F. Balison John and Claudia Barnings David Bartley and Mary DeFelice Bartley Carolyn Basanich Anthony Bawyn Diane Baxter Mark and Juliann Beales Karoline Morrison and Dennis Beals Kathrine Beck Glen and Susan Beebe Carol Beers Jolie Bergman Tanya Bevan Karen Billings Marlene Bissell Margareta Blix Shirley Bohannon Nickcole Bortz Rob and Jean Bowman Robert and Margaret Boyce Regina and Bill Boyd Beth Alderman and Edward Boyko Alane and Ralph Boylan Kathleen Braden Patricia and Arne Brakke Olav Brakstad* David Branch Bart and Margaret Brashers Dorothy Bredal and Chris Bredal Eric and Bobbie Bremner Jon and Bobbe Bridge Marilyn Bringedahl Pamela Brooks Kari Brothers Ruth Brown Daniele Brown Thelma Brown Kathleen Bryndza Roy and Sandra Bueler Gro Buer

Jennie Burwell Henning and Greta Buus Nancy Camenzind Patricia Carey Dale and Jean Carlson Tim and Kathy Carlson Jimm Carlson Jennifer Carrell Betty Sanders and Bruce Carter Evan Cartwright Katherine and John Casida Jackie Caswell Kea Rehn and Douglas Chatfield Hank Chin and Soo Kyung Chin Bernice Chouery Bonnie Chow Ronald and Beverly Christensen Finnish Lutheran Church Evelyn Clark Martha Clarkson Kristina Clawson Sonja Ulvestad Coffman Anne Coiley Carol and Edward Coleman John and Jodi Coney Jo Ann Coney Janice Coogan James Warren and Wendy Hutchins Cook Paula and Larry Corbridge Puget Sound Regional Council John Cruce Clyde Curry Harland Curtis Lorraine Longo and Frederic Dahlem Dan and Andrea Daniels Daughters of Norway, Sigrid Undset Lodge #32 Daughters of Norway, Gina Krog Lodge #38 Robert M. Davidson Linda DeForest Jan E. Delismon Edla Deppman Karoline Derse Patricia Desmond Pamela Dhanapal and Joel Dhanapal Cathleen Dickey Roger and Ruth Diemert Grete Dixon Richard and Linda Domholt Warren Doty John and Mary Douglas Marcia R. Douglas Anna Marie Drexler Peggy Dunner Steven and Gail Dzurak Edna Eckrem Betty Edwards Edward Egerdahl Sharene and Zac Elander Lunde Marine Electronics, Inc. Jim and Marie Ellingson Kathryn Emmenegger John Enge John Erickson Kristin Erickson GeorgeJean Erickson Amy Erickson Dan and Karen Erlander Ron Ernst Vivian Evans John and Katherine Evans

Anton Kusak III and Christine GleasonKusak John Kvinge David and Marlene Lafave David Lamb and Mary Lamb Mary Jane Lambert Lang Manufacturing Co. Susie Larsson Ingrid and Lennart Larsson The Latvian Association of the State of Washington Daleah and John Lawson Mike and Mina Lazzareschi Kristine Leander Helen Lee Berit and LeRoy Lehner Martha Leigh Bill and Jody Lemke Luis Salazar and Yolanda Leon Tim Lewis Julie Lewis Joan B. Linde Rocky and Casey Lindell Kathy Lindenmayer Kristin Lindlan Lorrin Williams and Lisa Lindstrom Brett and Jennifer Liskey Eileen Little James Little Christine Livingston Frihet Lodge #401, VOA Brock and Karin J Loen Michael and Laura Logan Laura Loge Jette Lord Richard and Carolyn Luark Sharon Lucas Arnold and Sarah Ludvigsen Dorothy Lundahl Kippi Lundgren Laura Lundgren Signe and Ralph Lyshol Phyllis MacCameron Sally Mackey Lois and David Madsen Mary Chaney and Michael Maier Edith Maines Clyde and Gretchen Makinson Jon and Jean Malmin Kurt and Ritva Manchester Eva and Heikki Mannisto Anne M. Marchand Richard and Elizabeth Marquardt James and Karen Marshall Pat Martin Bernice Maslan Joseph and Charlotte Matsen Hans and Irina Mauritzen Paula Maxwell Ruth Mazzoni Berit and Robert McAlister Elaine McClure Art McDonald Andrea McFadden Gwen McGrath Donald McLaren Laura McMahan Erika McPhee-Shaw Neil McReynolds Renate McVittie David Savage and Laurie Medill Joan Melcher

Cellar Door Mercatile Walter Meredith William and Bonnie Meyers Curtis and Mary Mikkelsen Ralph J. Mintel Odd and Helga Moen Donald and Dolores Mooney Maureen Munger Robert Thorson and Leone Murphy Ballard Seafood Fest Musicians Andrew L. Nelson* Sharon L. Nelson Marvin and Sandra Nelson Ingrid Ness Sandra Nestorovic Nona and Robert Nicholson Stella Nieman Carl Nordstrom Nordstrom Elsie Norman* Steve and Catherine Numata Sheila Nyhus Sharon Blomlie O’Hara Joan Oates Catherine Oberg Ib Odderson Rick Olafson Steve and Nancy Olsen Kenneth Olsen Shirley Olsen Roselyn M. Olson Shawn Olson Gary and Linda Oman Hans and Ingrid Orth Thomas Ousdale Janet and Rolf Oversvee Russell Owen Dorothy Owens Christina A. Owens Stephen Padre Alene and Bruce Patterson Virginia Paulsen Jeffrey Payne J.R. Pederson Ray and Ruth Pennock Melba Petersen* Douglas and Sheila Peterson Sissel Peterson Click and Pledge Doug Plummer Timothy Popanz Mardell and Mark Portin Mark and Janice Quam Meaghan Quinlan Matt Quint Astor and Solveig Rask Vija Rauda Amy Ravenholt Dorothy Raymond Mary and Colton Reece Mollie M. Reeves Karen Regenauer R. R. and Hedda Reid Lawrence Reinert Kirk Reiten Steven Reiten Fred Richard Elaine Richards Margot Richardson Karen Richstad John Janeway and Ingrid Ricks Julia Ringrose Roger Rippel Ann Risvold

Nancy Carrs Roach Robert and Carmen Robbin Helle Rode Stanley and Erika A. Rogala Mabel Rosvold Gwen Rousseau Rosanne Royer Erika Rusch Michael Russell Nubia Ryan F/V Gene S. Inc. Claire Sagen Alice Sagstad John Salenjus Ingrid Salmon Wyoma Sande Marta Schee Robert and Kay Schertzl Cindy Scheyer Steve and Peggy Schmitz Roy Schonberg Dave Schuldt Jean Schweitzer Astrid Karlsen Scott Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seattle Gayle See Carleen and Charles See Chad See John and Karen Selle Roald Severtson and Liz Gallagher Severtson Marilyn Sheldon Gerald and Kim Shogren Arnfridur Sigurdardottir John and Jeri Simonson Jonas Simundson West Coast Finnish American Singers Association Carla Teigen and Dan Skjonsberg C. Elmer and Patricia Skold Rosemary Small Karen Smith Delores and Drew Smith Barbara Snoey Susanne Snortland Paul and Charlene Snyder Helen Sommers Sons of Norway, Grays Harbor Lodge #4 Sons of Norway, Poulsbo Lodge Anker and Ruth Sorensen Margie Sorlie Henrik Sortun Trina Ballard Southern Vivien Sparacino Linda and Michael Sprague Eli Stahlhut Jim and Sonja Staley Liv Stangeland* Hallie Stegelvik* Monica Stenberg Judith Anne Stenford Kirk Gunnar Stensvig Patricia Stevens Mary Ann Stewart Laurel Stone Richard A. Strand Joyce Strand James and Jenny Strock Jennifer Stuller Elisabeth Sturgeon Heidi Thorsen and Johnny Stutsman Bethany Sugawara

Vesa Suomalainen Molly Svendsen Erika Sweger Carl Swenson and Jean Eastman Swenson Alice Swinland Symetra Tanhuajat Seattle Finnish Folkdancers Mary Tannehill Ron Tanzi Betty Egan Terryll Dani L. Thibodeaux Norma Thomasson Ingrid Holmlund and David Thompson Ken and Mary Ann Thompson Neil and Patricia Thorlakson Bill and Susie Thorness Pam Thorstenson Donald and JoAnn Thuring Ryan and Amy Tillotson Lorna and Ritchie Tilson Carl and D. Marlene Tingelstad T.J. and M.O. Kennedy Hilkka Toivola Daniel and Jean Tolfree Sandra and Richard Tomlinson Per H. Tonning, M.D. Laurie and Don Torcaso Camille and Alan Torget Louise Torseth Bruce C. Town Karna Town Joan Tracy Candace and Phillips Trautman Paul Korsmo and Karen Tsao Ann Tuohy Sonia Turner and Richard Turner Gordon Tweit Barbro Ulbrickson Konrad Uri Jim van Zee Diane VanderPol Sylvia Vikingstad Kirsten Vilholm Mark Vinsel Malfrid Vintertun Yvonne and Clayton Vollan Ed and Joyce Waight Marlys S. Waller Francine Walls Noel Wannebo Gail L. Wasberg Evelyn K. Weaver Margit Weingarten* Ross and Nancy Weinstein Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Alex Welles Penny S. Welsh Norm Werner Norman and Benita Westerberg Richard and Judith White Frances Whitehill James Whiteley Randal and Kristi Wiant Dorothy Wicklund Carol Wiesenbach Melanie Ito and Charles Wilkinson Laurie and George Williams


Kristine Wilson Kelly Wilson Jean Wirch Lynn and Sonny Wirta Archer Wirth Richard T. Wise Elsa and Ron Wise Connie and Roger Wolter Sonnera Joyce and Edward Wood Rosemary Wood Elizabeth Wratten Patricia Yeager Larry T. Yok Peggy Yost Frank and Shirley Zahner Sharon Zerr-Peltner Murlyn Zeske Marie Ramstead Zobrist Anonymous (26) * denotes deceased

donors to the Capital Campaign

Mary Henry Tom and Mary Herche Inger-Marie Hermann Jason Herrington Peggy Hill Danielle Hill Val and Joe Hillers Mark and Mary Hillman Nancy Hiraoka Michael and Margaret Hlastala Ruth and Gene Hockenbery Todd and Dee Hoeke Frank Hofmeister Charlotte Hoiosen Rolf Hokansson Tapio and Brend Holma Ronda and Ray Holmdahl Fritz Horand Horgan Associates Inc. Sharon Howard Victoria Sangrey-Hunter and Tim Hunter Lars Husby Lois Huseby IBM International Foundation Icelandic Room Committee Gail Boettiger and Roger Ide Ellen Imsland Laura Ivaska Sandi and Joel Ivie Diane Jackson SJ Jacky John and Justine Jacobsen Stan Jonasson and Linda Jangaard Pekka and Mari Jaske Sally Jepson Mary and Jim Jessen Carl and Ellen Johanson Richard Johnsen* Richard Johnson Bonnie Johnson Sigurbjorn Johnson* Charles Johnson David Johnson Glen and Susan Johnson Robert L. Johnson Margaret and Max Johnson Kathryn Johnston Paul and Lillian Johnston Deborah Jones Elaine Jorgensen Eric and Laura Jorgensen Ellen Juhl Camille Kariya Raisa Kaufman Irwin and Judith Kennedy Linda Kent Donald Kerr Ginny Kettunen Edith Kilgren* Sam Kito Glenn Phillips and Ruth Klemola-Phillips Anne and Gary Klokstad Michelle Klokstad Victoria Knoll Elise Knudsen Laura Knudson Jari and Minna Koponen Bo and Ulla Kordel Deborah Kosche Norma Kosche Alvar and Rita Koski Glenn and Rosemary Krantz Ivan Kristjanson


Joan Christ and Tom Everill Elaine and Paul Everitt Anna Louise Falck Family of Reidar Fammestad Mildred Fast Geoff Ferguson and Joan Valaas Ferguson Nancy and Donald Ferkingstad Dick and Mary Fiddler Sylvia Field Elvira and Don Fife Finnish American Heritage Committee Dawn Fitzgibbons Leslie Foley Syrene Forsman Joanne Foster Puget Sound Energy Foundation Washington Women’s Foundation The Apex Foundation Bank of America Foundation Chuck and Karla Fowler Ryan Franklin Senator Karen Fraser Fred Fredrikson James and Anna Freyberg Mary O. Fricke Sharon Friel Kay Reinartz and Richard Frith Jan Frost Hansine Frostad Mimmi Fulmer The Benevity Community Impact Fund Heather Garbes Shelby Gilje* Ivar Gilje Bob and Marge Giuntoli Betty Godo Karen Goettling Bonnie Good Gail Gowdy Taku Graphics Bill Greger Nikolai Gregoric Rolf Laderach and Minna Gronlund-Laderach Kevin Grose Patricia Jacobsen and Alan Gurevich Michael Hackney Bengt Hag Agneta H. Hagman Carina and Jon Halgren Karen Hall Darryl Scott Hall Betty and Reidar Hammer Christie Hammond Mel Kang and Mia Hannula Rigmor Hansen* Heidi Hansen Michael Schick and Katherine Hanson Kermit and Jane Hanson Matt Berge and Aslaug Haraldsdottir Mary Margaret Haugen Ivan Haugen Torgeir and Helen Haugland Erin Hawley Jim Hayes Alice Hedberg John Heggem Donna Hegstrom Ken and Ruth Helling

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NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM VISION Nordic Heritage Museum is an internationally recognized museum and cultural center where people of all backgrounds are welcomed to be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM INSTITUTIONAL VALUES OPENNESS Support everyone’s right to express their opinions

SUSTAINABILITY Employ responsible business practices and demonstrate respect for our environment

COMPASSION Practice tolerance and show conviction for the equal value of all people

INNOVATION Encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and new ways of thinking

TRUST Act with integrity and be worthy of the community’s trust

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM EQUITY STATEMENT Accessibility and equity are institutional priorities which are reflected in Nordic Heritage Museum’s programming and business practices. This institutional commitment ensures our efforts are devised with sensitivity. Our focus on equity promotes openness and makes the Museum welcoming and accessible to diverse audiences.

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