Experience the stories of those who built this Norwegian American legacy.
Livsreise will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Exceptions may be made for special events, such as Syttende Mai.
Changes to our hours in the month of April:
April 11 – Open 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Visit our table at the Stoughton Community Expo that evening from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Mandt Center.
April 19 – Closed all day for Good Friday.
April 20 – Easter Saturday Open 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
April 30 – Open 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Doors open at 6:15 PM for our speaker event at 7:00 PM featuring Terge Joranger from Norway.
We hope to see you soon!!
Livsreise will be closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. For special events, please contact us.
Livsreise is free to the public. There may be a fee for group use or special events. Please contact the center for more information.
Photography is not allowed in any portion of the facility.
A large dedicated parking lot for Livsreise visitors only is available just west of our building on the corner of Main and Page streets with plenty of room for autos or motor coaches. If you have any questions regarding handicapped parking please contact us at 608-873-7567.
The special exhibits area at Livsreise includes temporary displays curated by outside organizations that focus on heritage, history and message consistent with the mission of Livsreise. See current exhibit ›
Livsreise includes a 68-seat, handicapped accessible theatre featuring videos focusing on Norwegian culture, history, folk art, music and delightful Norwegian humor. The auditorium will also host periodic lectures and presentations.
Our auditorium is Hearing Loop enabled.
Operated in conjunction with the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library; Livsreise’s Genealogy Center offers visitors direct internet access to NAGC/NL and its resources. The library features a “Getting Started Guide”, Norwegian naming patterns, Genealogical terms and additional tools. Visitors can review online databases that include Marriage Records, Emigrants, Norwegian-American Birth Records, Cemetery Records and U.S. Census data.
*Photo Courtesy of the Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.