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Oldest Norwegian Singing Society in America

The Normanna Sangerkor participated in national singing festivals, known as Sangerfests, as well as serenaded individuals in La Crosse.
(written by Anita Doering, Archives Staff) The La Crosse Normanna Sangerkor was the oldest Norwegian Singing Society in America until they disbanded in about 1954.  Organized o…

A Royal Visit

On May 7, 1939, La Crosse rolled out the red carpet for Crown Price Olav of Norway and his wife, Princess Martha.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives Staff) Since 1887, La Crosse has hosted visits from eight U.S. presidents while they were in office. On rare occasions, the city has also pl…