Museum Features Norwegians’ Arrival in Region

A museum sitting at the center of the continent is featuring the history of some of the most numerous immigrants in our region.

Prairie Village Museum in Rugby is showing “New Land, New Life,” which chronicles Norwegian immigration to this part of North America in the 1800s to early 1900s.
It’s on display through May 4th as part of an effort to widen the attraction of the museum.

(Stephanie Steinke, Prairie Village Executive Director) “We’re working towards becoming that sort of regional visitor center, cultural center, and being open year-round. So this is part of that effort. We’ve also really been focusing on immigration and the history of our local ethnic groups these last few months and will be into the future.”

There’s an unrelated item you might want to check out at the museum too – it’s a dress worn by Queen Victoria of England in 1870 during an official ceremony.
There’s free admission to the Prairie Village Museum in Rugby during the winter months.

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