Sons of Norway
Edvard Grieg Lodge #5-657
Cincinnati - Dayton, Ohio

Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Composer
1843 - 1907

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Links to Related Sites

Contact Information for our Officers and Committee Chairpersons

Links to Images of Norway and Things Norwegian

Other pages on this site:

Julefest 2011 - December 11, 2011

Summer Solstice Party - June 19, 2010

Syttende Mai Celebration - May 17, 2009

Meat Ball Dinner - January 19, 2008

Norway's Constitution Day Celebration in the State of Ohio - May 18, 2007

17 May Celebration - May 17, 2007

Second Annual Julefest - December 9, 2006

Mrs. Marstrander - Special Guest from Norway - September 30, 2006

An Introductory Lesson in Norwegian - July 15, 2006

Midsummer Fest Pool Party - June 24, 2006

Constitution Day Celebration - May 17, 2006

2006 White Elephant Sale - April 22, 2006

2005 Family Christmas Party - Familie Julefest - December 17, 2005

Celebration of Norway's Centennial in Detroit, Michigan - October 25, 2005

A Day at the Lake - July 16, 2005

Summer Solstice Pool Party - June 25, 2005

In Memory of Our Friend Leif Torkelsen - June 13, 2005

Celebration of Norway's One Hundred Years of Independence - June 7, 2005

Celebration of Norway's Constitution Day - May 17, 2005

White Elephant Sale and Dinner - April 17, 2005

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade - April 4, 2005

Governor Bob Taft Proclaims Norway Constitution Day in Ohio - May 17, 2004

Kingdom of Norway Constitution Day Celebration - May 17, 2003

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade - March 31, 2003

Middfest in Middletown Ohio - October 5, 2002

Images of our Charter Meeting - August 18, 2001

The Habbestad Family Performance - July 13, 2001

Summer Solstice Pool Party - June 16, 2001

May 17, 2001 Celebration

Institutional Meeting - December 29, 2000

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History of Our Lodge

Lodge Library

Click to view the list of library books and other materials is in PDF format which you may print or download.
To borrow items from our lodge library or if you have books you'd like to donate, please contact:
Esther Charlton

Our Most Recent Lodge Newsletters are here:

March, 2023

January, 2023

November, 2022

September, 2022

July, 2022

May, 2022

January, 2022

November, 2021

September, 2021

July, 2021

May, 2021

March, 2021

January, 2021

November, 2020

September, 2020

July, 2020

May, 2020

February, 2020

January, 2020


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Edvard Grieg's
In the Hall of the Mountain King

January, 2023
Lodge Members and Guests at
Cincinnati's Music Hall

Nineteen members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening recently at Cincinnati Music Hall,
where the CSO performed a concert-staged performance of Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite".
Patrons were able to visit display tables with "Everything Norwegian" items and many expressed an interest in the Lodge.
We hope this opportunity will bring new members to our Lodge.






Edvard Grieg Lodge #5-657
2018 Recruitment Challenge



With sadness we report the passing of Bob Charlton on January 30, 2019.
Bob was the dear husband of our founding President, Esther Charlton.
Our love and condolences go to Esther and the entire Charlton family.

Esther and Bob Charlton

This is the announcement from Esther:

It is with a sad and heavy heart to let you know that Bob Charlton died yesterday January 30 at 3 p.m.
All of his problems, kidney failure, a weak heart and a blood infection were just too much for him.
Services will on Wednesday, February 6, at Friendship United Methodist Church,1025 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, Ohio 45215.
There will be visitation from 12 to 2 and service will be at 2 p.m. The obit will be in the Enquirer on Sunday.


Edvard Grieg Lodge #5-657

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Concert of Scandinavian Songs

Alisa Jordheim, Soprano; Brenda Portman, Pianist

Brenda Portman, Alisa Jordheim, Susan & Jim Herman

Delicious Norwegian cookies for the reception!


Edvard Grieg Lodge #5-657
2018 Summer Solstice Gathering
At the home of Susie and Glenn Mikaloff

Edvard Grieg Lodge #5-657
17 Mai Celebration
At the home of Susan and Jim Herman

Dayton International Festival

May, 2018


Bunad (Right)

Vest was made 90 yrs ago
by Liv Ramstad's mother, Petrine Rypdal
in Tresfjord, Norge,
when Petrine was 18 yrs. old.

Bunad was made in 1905 and was worn by
Esther Charlton's grandmother,
Esther's mother and Esther.

Beautiful beadwork!

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Lodge Officers and Chairpersons:
Larry A. Bannick

James P. Herman

Liv Ramstad

(513) 543-9012
Pam Nelson
Social Director

Cultural Chairperson
Elisabeth P. Sonoff

Newsletter Editor
Karl Halvorson
Esther Charlton
Lois A. Evensen
Kathy Skinner
Susan Herman



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Sons of Norway - Main Office

Sons of Norway District Five

The Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati

Scandinavian Club of Columbus

Odin - Official Information About Norway - In English

Royal Norwegian Embassy in the United States of America - Links to many things Norwegian:  web cams, newspapers, music, and more.

The Norway Post

Nettavisen - Norwegian Newspaper in English

Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Norwegian American Historical Association

Norway Family

The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

Norwegian Address/Telephone Directory

Nordic Fiber Arts

Images of Norway and Things Norwegian

August 17, 2002 - Splendour of the Seas Cooking Demonstration
Marinated Herb Salmon Gravlax

July 15, 2000 - A Three (And a Half) Hour Tour Onboard Kysten I - Tønsberg, Norway

July 6, 2000 - Snapshots of Oslo, Norway

July 2, 2000 - Snapshots of Stavanger, Norway

July 1, 2000 - Bergen, Norway

June 30, 2000 - Splendour of the Seas
    Part I - Sailing Into Geiranger Fjord
    Part II - Port Report:  Geiranger, Norway
    Part III - Sailing Out of Geiranger Fjord

June 29, 2000 - Snapshots of Molde, Norway

June 28, 2000 - Svartisen (The Black Glacier) in Norway

June 27, 2000 - Honningsvåg, Norway

June 24, 2000 - Flåm, Norway

June 24, 2000 - Sognefjord, Norway

June 7, 2000 - Seagulls of Oslo, Norway

July, 1999 - Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway

July, 1999 - Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway

July, 1999 - A Side Trip to Slottsfjellet Tower, Tønsberg, Norway

June 7, 1999 - Oslo, Norway - Sights Within Walking Distance of the Port

June 7, 1999 - A Photo Journey of Oslo Fjord

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Background Image:  Coastline of Norway - July, 1999
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