Vesterheim Brightens Up Campus With Flowers Sponsored By FreedomBank

Posted: June 6, 2019

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, was pleased to once again have the volunteers from Decorah’s Town and Country Garden Club fill the planters at Vesterheim with beautiful flowers this Spring. The flowers were made possible by the generous support of FreedomBank of Decorah, formerly Farmers and Merchants Bank. FreedomBank is a long time Vesterheim Corporate Member. “Nothing says ‘Velkommen’ with warm hospitality more then an inviting entry filled with spring garden plantings!” Kristen Heine, Vesterheim Major Gifts Officer, said.

Pictured here seated left to right: Roger Buhr and LaVonne Monson, volunteers of the Decorah Town and Country Garden Club. Standing left to right: Chris Johnson, Vesterheim CEO, Maureen Duncklee, FreedomBank VP and Branch Manager, Diane Brondyke, Vesterheim Director of Development, Karen Henning and Rachel Gannon FreedomBank Decorah Branch staff.

With world-class exhibitions and 12 historic buildings in scenic Decorah, Iowa, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. This national treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.