Daughters of Norway organizational meeting at the Minot Library

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On Sunday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m., local Nordic Minot ladies are invited to attend the meeting to organize a new Daughters of Norway Lodge in Minot, ND.

There will be a presentation about the history of the popular Pepperkaker Hus. Pepperkaker are Norwegian gingerbread cookies and are one of the traditional Christmas cookies in Norway. They have been around for about 400 years. Baking and constructing a Pepperkaker Hus can be a fun family tradition for all to enjoy.

In the city of Bergen, kindergartens contribute to the world’s largest pepperkakebyen, or gingerbread town display, every season. Miniature houses, trains, cars, ships, and people all made from gingerbread make for one of the most breathtaking displays. The first pepperkaker hus town was made in 1991 and today there are about 2000 houses on display.

Daughters of Norway are a non-profit organization open to women of Norwegian/ Nordic heritage. To be eligible for Standard Membership in a subordinate lodge of the Daughters of Norway, a woman should be at least 13 years old, be of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth ordescent, have, or had, a spouse of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish birth or descent, or have a “slektning” (relative) married to a person of Norwegian birth or descent.

The mission and purpose of the Daughters of Norway is to unite into a sisterhood, women who wish to preserve Norwegian heritage, maintain among members a knowledge of the history, culture and language of Norway, and build a strong support system and bond of friendship within the sisterhood.

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The Daughters of Norway will be meeting once a month on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm in the South Room of the Minot Library, located at 516 2nd Ave SW, Minot, ND 58701.

Potential members interested in attending this event should call Sue at 701-770-7769 or send an email to norskjill@gmail.com

Lodges are located throughout the Central and Western United States. See www.daughersofnorway.org for more information.

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