Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with all 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.

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.

VISIT THE VIKING SHIP! 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, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November TBD.

Remembering Lorraine Ellen Straw

November 22, 1943 – December 3, 2016

Wake: Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2-9
Funeral: Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 am.
Nelson’s Funeral Home
820 Talcott Road (at Cumberland)
Park Ridge, Illinois

 More information is on Skjold Lodge's news page.


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.

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If you have any questions...

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