Norsk Museum – Sheridan, Illinois - Atlas Obscura

Norsk Museum

Sheridan, Illinois

This church doubles a museum dedicated to Norwegian heritage.  

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A small museum inside an old church celebrating Norwegian culture and arts. Learn the heritage of the Norwegian pioneers who settled in that area in 1834. 

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A small town in Illinois, incredibly proud of its Norwegian heritage. The town is even called Norway, IL, and has the Norsk Museum, tributes to its original settlers, and a gas station mini-mart called “The Norway Store” where you can fill up on gas, buy candy, and a bag of chips, and shop for Scandinavian gifts and goods. 


The museum is open May to October, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1-5 p.m.

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