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Sons of Norway Hall

  • 23 S. Sing Lee Alley Map It
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 08/19/2014

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Built in 1912, this large, white, barnlike structure just south of the Hammer Slough is the headquarters of an organization devoted to keeping alive the traditions and culture of Norway. Petersburg's Norwegian roots date back to 1897, when Peter Buschmann arrived and founded the Icy Strait Packing Company cannery. As his business and family flourished, others arrived to join them, many of Norwegian descent. By 1920, they and the area's Tlingit residents had established

a year-round community of 600 residents. The hall, its red shutters decorated with colorful Norwegian rosemaling designs, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Outside sits a replica of a Viking ship that is a featured attraction in the annual Little Norway Festival each May. On the building's south side is the Bojer Wikan Fisherman's Memorial, a bronze tribute to deceased local fishermen.

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Address:

23 S. Sing Lee Alley, Petersburg, Alaska, 99833, USA

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Phone:

907-772–4575

Updated 08/19/2014

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