Museums
Decorah, Iowa
Natural History, University
The Hoslett collections include the Alois F. Kovarik Memorial Plant Collection, the P.B. Peabody-Frances C. Bordner Memorial Bird Egg and Nest collection, over 1000 plant specimens, over 5,000 vertebrate specimens, and over 6,000 invertebrate specimens.
Decorah, Iowa
History
The Luther College archives holds primary source material of enduring value related to the college, its faculty, alumni and founding congregations. Over 1,800 linear feet of institutional records, personal papers, photographs, and other media are available for research projects, curricula development, and special events. The archives endowment fund provides additional support for special projects.
Decorah, Iowa
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, University
Luther College is the home of five distinct collections which provide students and faculty with access to original materials for instructional and research purposes.
Decorah, Iowa
Art
The Collection is supervised by Fine Arts Collection Curator, Kate Elliott, with assistance from Gallery Coordinator, David Kamm. Numbering over 1,500 works, the Collection contains art dating from ca. 500 BCE to the present but focuses on art produced in the 20th century.
Decorah, Iowa
Art, Culture, Library, University
The Luther College Fine Arts Collection presents fine art works to students and the larger community. While many of the artists represented in the Collection originated from the upper midwest, exemplified by College Artist Orville Running, most notable works were created by artists outside that area.
Decorah, Iowa
Natural History
Houses collections of minerals, rocks, fossils. Special collections include the Marguerite Wildenlain Collection of minerals and rocks and the Wallace Skarshaug Collection which includes a fine suite of plant fossils from Mazon Creek. Our main strength is in the Cambro-Ordovician of the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Decorah, Iowa
Children's, Culture, General, History
With over 24,000 artifacts and 16 historic buildings, this national treasure showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. "USA Today" named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.” Come for our folk-art classes, holiday festivals, special group tours, or any time.