Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area. 



Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.



GREETINGS from the President!

Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups in the Chicagoland area.

We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.



HOST A NORWEGIAN STUDENT

CHIGAGO AREA HOST FAMILIES SOUGHT: AFS is a non-profit student exchange organization that has been around for over 65 years. 4 Norwegian AFS Exchange students will be arriving to the Chicagoland area in August for the 2017-18 school year. Below are their profiles. Please take a look and see if there is someone in this group your family would enjoy hosting, and also help by sharing this information further into the your community through sports, school, church or other connection.
<CLICK/TAP HERE> TO LEARN MORE AT SKJOLD LODGE'S "AFS" WEB PAGE.


***COMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check of calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some that are coming up soon.

APRIL - NOVEMBER, 2017 (recurring)

VISIT THE VIKING SHIP AT GOOD TEMPLAR PARK, Geneva, Illinois

The 2017 season has started! Come visit the Viking in 2017! Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates: April 15, May 20, June 18 (10AM-5PM), June 24-25, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 11,12 10AM-4PM. http://www.vikingship.us/


JUNE 20-25, 2017

SWEDISH DAYS, Geneva, Illinois

OK, its Swedish, not Norwegian, but come fest at one of the Best of the West - Swedish Days, Geneva's Midsommar Festival! The whole family will enjoy fabulous food, carnival rides, live music & entertainment nightly, plus Sweden Väst, the tent that's everything Swedish. National League members, The Illinois Norsk Rosemalers' Association, will be there!

JUNE 24-25, 2017 (as part of Swedish Days)

ILLINOIS NORSK ROSEMALERS' ANNUAL NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING SHOW AND SALE, Good Templar Park community House, Geneva, Illinois

Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
<CLICK/TAP HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW AND SALE>

The Rosemalers' 2017 Raffle Item is a trunk in the Vest-Agder rosemaling style painted by Donna Benson VGM* - Trunk made by Paul Pittelkow - 12" long x 7" wide x 9.5" high -Tickets available at Show $1 or 6 for $5.
Support our Norwegian friends and buy raffle tickets for this neat trunk.


SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!

It's now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal account or popular credit cards. The details are on our "About Us" page.

Photo attribution: Paypal



If you have any questions...

or would like to join us in our celebration of all things Norwegian, please contact us by email.