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Collection Highlight – Hardanger Violin

Violin made by Christian K. Thoen in 1892 in Norfolk, MN.  It has mother of pearl inlay and rosemaling done in ink on the trim. Christian was born July 11, 1844 in Halingdahl, Norway. He emigrated to America in 1866 … Continue reading

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Collection find – “Indian trunk”

This chest was brought from Norway in 1859 by Gregor Halvorson. Halvorson was one of the first settlers in Pope County. He and his family settled in what is now Lake Johanna township in the spring of 1862. The Dakota … Continue reading

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