Livsreise - Life's Journey


Livsreise is pleased to let everyone know about a new exhibit in our small gallery.

On view from April 12, 2023, to April 30, 2025

Innovators and Inventors is an exciting new exhibit on loan from the Vesterheim Museum that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of Norwegian immigrants and their descendants in America. This exhibit will also highlight some contemporary women inventors or innovators and others with ties to Wisconsin.

The exhibit will cover everything from Karsten Solheim’s ergonomic golf putters to the pacemaker, invented by Earl Bakken. We’ll also meet people like Harriet Lovseth, the South Dakota teacher who invented a chalk holder to keep her students a little bit cleaner at the end of the day.

In addition to patents, drawings, models, and artifacts, Vesterheim will share the stories behind the creations and help shine a light on some unknown Norwegian immigrants and their descendants who helped make the world a better place. We’re not just focused on innovations of the past, however. Contemporary innovators and inventors will also be featured prominently in the exhibit. Stop by soon as it is a fascinating exhibit!