FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

Lively hour-long presentations on a variety of Nordic subjects. 

 

Organized by Nordic Northwest’s Friday Night Lecture Series Committee

All Friday Night Lecture Series begin at 7:30pm, in person at Nordia House and streamed live on Nordic Northwest’s YouTube channel. Sign up for either an in-person presentation or join us online!

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Mount Hood Steiner Cabins with Lloyd Musser

February 4, 2022, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: FREE

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

Lloyd Musser, local historian, and curator of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, will explore the history of Steiner cabins in the Northwest, including features of Fogelbo that make these cabins distinctive. 

Lloyd has been the Museum Curator since the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum opened in 2001. This non-profit museum is located in Government Camp. It's mission is to preserve and share the history of the Mount Hood region of Oregon. The museum is recognized as a World Ski Museum, by the International Ski Heritage Association. The Museum collects photographs, papers, books and objects related to Mount Hood.

 

The Museum shares Mount Hood history by operating a five gallery museum, conducting living history events, presenting lectures and with writings posted on our webpage, social media and newspapers.   

 

Lloyd is retired from a 36 year career with the US Forest Service. His interest in Mount Hood history evolved during the 25 years he spent on the Mt. Hood National Forest. His primary duties during those years involved timber management and forest fire suppression, but local history was a special interest. 

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Exploring Nordic Runes with Debra Carus

March 4, 2022, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: FREE

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

Join Debra Carus, talented NW artist of Elentari Handverk as she explores the meaning and history of runes in Nordic culture and shares her translation of them to modern jewelry. 

Local artist and goldsmith Debra Carus creates fine jewelry with gold, silver, precious gems and glass enamels. Drawing heavily upon her Norwegian heritage, she uses traditional jewelry methods like filigree (used in the Norwegian bunad jewelry called solje) in modern, updated pieces. She also favors Scandinavian motifs and mythology, incorporating stories and runelore into her custom work. Debra also uses Scandinavian gems and minerals, and loves to highlight her work with luminous transparent glass enamels reminiscent of Norwegian artists of the late 19th century.  Debra is a passionate teacher, sharing her methods with beginners to advanced professionals in her classes all over the Pacific Northwest. 

 

Request a list of our selected recorded lectures (1999-2019) available for loan for NNW members, or view a list of archived lectures and other educational films here.