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Preserve, Communicate, and Celebrate Scandinavian Heritage and Culture
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   "What the immigrant tries to forget, the grandson tries to recover." 

Marcus Hansen, Grand View College   

 

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Celebrate with us the richness of Nordic culture 

 

Look at what Northwesterners hold most dear about Oregon and Southwest Washington and you'll see strong Nordic traditions and values. Today, the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation (SHF) is a catalyst for preserving authentic traditions and culture while celebrating modern Scandinavian life

 

Whether of Scandinavian descent or simply interested in Nordic countries, SHF members have joined the large pan-Scandinavian family in the Northwest dedicated to preserve, communicate and celebrate Scandinavian culture, values and traditions.

As a member of the Scandinavian Heritag Foundation you will be:

Encouraging education by supporting Nordic Language, literature and history classes at Portland State University

 

Exploring Scandinavian heritage and values through genealogical research and oral history

 

Increasing awareness of contributions made by Scandinavian Americans to the region and the nation

 

Enriching the cultural fabric of the entire community through diverse programs of Scandinavian culinary, visual and performing arts

  

Encouraging historic preservation of significant artifacts and materials


Promoting travel, trade and business between Scandinavia and America 

 

Offers Scandinavian cultural experiences for children 

 

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Membership Levels & Benefits

 

All members receive a quarterly newsletter and weekly email updates about Scandinavian events, discounts to programs and invitations to SHF events.


Basic Level Memberships and Additional Benefits:

 Student* FREE
 Basic  $30  
 Senior Couple**  $40 Two free tickets to ScanFair.
 Family $60 Four free tickets to ScanFair.
 Supporting Member $120Two free tickets to Midsummer and ScanFair each

 

*Must be 16 to 23 years and currently be attending high school or college. Proof  of valid student ID (copy of student body card) required.

** 62 years and over 

Norse God Memberships and Additional Benefits:

 Thor
 $250Two admissions to your choice of ScanFair, Cook & Eat, or Midsummer. One complimentary Pass to a Nordic Business Council Luncheon.
 Odin $500Invitation to an exclusive annual President's Reception. Two admissions to your choice of ScanFair, Cook & Eat, or Midsummer. 1 Complimentary Pass to a Nordic Business Council Luncheon.
 Freya $1000 Invitation to an exclusive annual President's Reception. Two tickets to ScanFeast Auction & Gala. Two admissions to your choice of ScanFair, Cook & Eat, or Midsummer. One Complimentary Pass to a Nordic Business Council Luncheon.
 Valhalla  $2500  Invitation to an exclusive annual President's Reception. One table for 10 people at ScanFeast Auction & Gala. Two admissions to your choice of ScanFair, Cook & Eat, or Midsummer. One Complimentary Pass to a Nordic Business Council Luncheon.

 

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SHF Programs

 

Through your membership support, you will enable the Foundation to continue to bring to the community these events and more:

 

Nordic Business Council  A gathering of Northwest business people interested in Scandinavia.

 

Nordic Business After Hours An after work networking event at businesses with a Scandinavian llair 

 

Friday Night Lecture Series  A stimulating monthly presentation on Scandinavian history and culture, first Fridays -  October to April - at Portland State University.

 

Cook & Eat  Learn to prepare, then eat, traditional and modern Scandinavian cuisine.

 

Lucia ~ Queen of Light  A Scandinavian holiday tradition, Oregon’s official Lucia is crowned and celebrated in December.

 

Ruth Love Program Elementary and Middle school programs teaching students about Scandinavia and its cultures.

 

Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival A summer solstice celebration for the entire community.

 

ScanFeast Auction & Gala October’s gourmet feast and the excitement of SHF’s annual auction raises funds for SHF’s programs.

 

ScanFair Annual festive pre-holiday celebration of Scandinavian arts, crafts, entertainment and traditions the first weekend of December.

 

Annual Meeting A late summer afternoon al fresco with food and refreshments and a time to visit with friends. The Annual Meeting features exhibits and programs.

 

Special Events Watch for SHF’s special events at our website. 

 

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