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2025 - The Norwegian Emigration Bicentennial

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2025: National Jubilee of the Bicentennial of Norwegian Emigration

The first organized emigration from Norway took place in 1825 when the sloop Restauration left Stavanger for America with 52 Norwegian passengers. Since that time about 900,000 Norwegians have emigrated to North America. In addition, up to 100,000 Norwegians have moved to locations throughout the world since 1825.

On this page you will find information about events planned in the Midwest celebrating the Emigration Bicentennial.

For more information go to Norwegian Emigration Museum

Honorary Consul Eivind J. Heiberg
Eivind J. Heiberg is Honorary Consul in Minneapolis

Eivind J. Heiberg is the Honorary Consul in Minneapolis