Silver Sponsor | Sons of Norway

ByRebecca Banger

Silver Sponsor | Sons of Norway

We’re pleased to announce that the Sons of Norway are a Silver Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines!

“The Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. The purposes and goals of the Founders were to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families during financial hardships when there was sickness or death in the family. Over the years, the mission of Sons of Norway has expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in American society. They are now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway.” (Sons of Norway)

Thank you for your support!




Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

About the author

Rebecca Banger subscriber

Hello, my name is Rebecca Banger and I am a second year student at Drake University. I am currently studying Advertising and Public Relations with emphasis in design. I will be a graduate of Drake’s class of 2018 and hope to work in PR in Des Moines. I am from Farmington, Missouri and am actively involved on my campus and around Des Moines as well. I decided to get involved with the Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines planning as I am very interested in the culture of Des Moines and the European influence on the city of Des Moines. It is my dream to experience as much culture as I can and everything the world has to offer. I plan on accomplishing this goal by learning about European culture and hopefully traveling in the future.