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100th Anniversary of Leif Erickson Lodge Murals
December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Leif Erikson Lodge murals on December 13, 2017 at 6PM dinner and program following.
Reservations for dinner by calling 206-783-1274
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Our beautiful murals represent the highlights of Norway’s history painted by Sverre Mack and Yngvar Sonnichsen. At our December 13 meeting, a presentation about Norway Hall, which celebrated its Centennial in 2015, the artists and the influences they used to create these magnificent paintings will be given. Gerhard Munthe, who illustrated the works of Snorri Sturluson, was a well known artist in Norway who had many similar themes in his work. Many of his pieces were woven into large tapestries which our murals resemble. The photos of the newly discovered Viking ship, Oseberg, are shown along with the Saga mural where Sonnichsen depicts the sinking ship. A number of murals were lost after Norway Hall was sold. Maybe you know where they are of if they were destroyed? In December 1917 the murals were unveiled at Norway Hall where these murals were created for specific spaces in the building. Most of the murals represent several concepts as Hard Times does which reflects both the difficult times in the early 1800s during famine from the Napoleanic wars and King Sverre Sigurdsen from 1184 and a breaking with Rome.