On February 18th Erik Pihl, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, will speak at the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge about the Museum’s new building, scheduled to be completed in 2018. Erik is seeking to hear and learn how the Nordic Heritage Museum might best benefit our community.
The modern 57,000 sq. ft museum and cultural center will be located in the heart of Ballard. The design is organized around a linear “fjord” that weaves together stories of homeland and the Nordic American experience. Bridges crossing the fjord intensify the experience of migration, connecting Nordic and Nordic American exhibits. A vertically-striated zinc skin will wrap the building exterior; inside, fjord walls will be composed of faceted white planes evoking its glacial origins. Along with the core exhibition galleries, active social areas – cafe, store, auditorium and classrooms – will expand the Museum’s capabilities and audiences. More about the new museum may be found on their website at http://nordicmuseum.org/future.
Anyone interested in this program is welcome to attend.
10:00 a.m. Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville.