Livsreise - Life's Journey

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Experience the stories of those who built this Norwegian American legacy.

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Location

277 W. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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Contact

T: (608) 873-7567
E: Livsreise@norwegianheritagecenter.org

Velkommen- We are open!!

UPDATED COVID-19 PROTOCOL

In accordance with the July 27, 2021 advisory from Dane County Health, mask wearing is now recommended for everyone who enters Livsreise. Free facemasks are available for those who are not vaccinated.

Our hours are 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Reservations will only be necessary for groups of 5 or more not from the same household. 

We want everyone to experience a safe and fun visit to Livsreise. What do we do to limit the spread of infection, and what do we expect from our visitors?

Our measures:

  • We have hand sanitizer available throughout the building
  • We regulate the number of visitors in the building at one time
  • We have visual reminders in place to keep socially distant from other visitors
  • We clean all contact surfaces regularly
  • We have face masks available for free
  • Staff and Volunteers undergo daily temperature checks
  • We have increased the air filtering within the building

What we expect from our visitors:

  • Stay at home if you don’t feel well
  • Please socially distance from other visitors in the galleries and auditorium
  • Have good hand hygiene
  • Have good cough/sneeze hygiene by using a tissue or covering your cough/sneeze in the hook of your elbow

If you have any question about our reopening, feel free to leave a message at 608.873.7567 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Please continue to visit our website www.livsreise.org or our Facebook page for the most current information about our new exhibits and upcoming on-line Zoom presentations.

Livsreise will be closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Find us on Facebook, “like” our page and share your experience.

https://www.facebook.com/norwegianheritagecenter/

Admission

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

Photography is not allowed in any portion of the facility.

Parking

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.

Special Exhibits

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 ›

Auditorium

Livsreise includes a 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.

Genealogy Center

Operated in conjunction with the Norwegian American Genealogy Center and Naeseth Library, Livsreise’s genealogy center offers its visitors direct internet access to NAGC/NL and its resources http://www.nagcnl.org/.  Their publication, titled A Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy  is available for use by Livsreise guests.  It contains tips on understanding Norwegian naming patterns, genealogical terms and English translation of terms found on Norwegian church records.  The Digital Archives of Norway, along with Norwegian Heritage and Family Search are also featured websites to aid in your family research.

*Photo Courtesy of the Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.