CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
11/17/2021 - 01/03/2022
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS


Each year the Norwegian National League participates in this annual Museum of Science and Industry event decorating a Norwegian Christmas tree in November and presenting a program of Norwegian music and dance in December.

 

 

Christmas Around the World Program


Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637


This annual tradition began in 1942 with a single tree,
 newly decorated every day for 12 days to represent the countries fighting alongside America during World War II.


The tree was a wartime tribute to the Allies, but it also symbolized hope during the uncertain times. By bringing together so many ethnic holiday customs, the display was a reminder that there is more to join us than divide us. Since its first year, the display has certainly grown but this spirit remains unchanged.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light is open through January 3, 2021, and is included in Museum Entry.

NNL PARTICIPATION - WE DECORATE OUR TREE

JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 9, 2021 AT 10:00AM AS WE DECORATE OUR NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS TREE!

Each ornament is tied on so it does take a bit of time.  Our tree features a beautiful assortment of rosemaled (decorative painted) pieces received some years ago from lodges across the country,  cheerful nisse (Christmas elves), and of course flags.

Thomas and Lynn Sove Maxson are in charge of the decorating. Volunteers should contact them at: sovmax@wowway.com.

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