Get involved

We have come a far way in documenting the contributions of Norwegian Immigrants who stayed and settled in the East instead of farming in the Midwest. However, our task is far from finished. Your families’ stories have not been recorded. Please consider helping us document the impact of Norwegians in New York. We need your enthusiasm, ideas, information, time and financial support. Here’s how you can help:

DONATIONS (historic materials)

The NIA relies on donors for information. Please send the original or a copy of letters, journals, newspaper clippings, programs of events, church histories, organization records, photographs, obituaries, employment licenses and any other data about the Norwegian-American community in the New York area. The research committee will evaluate all submissions. If you wish your items returned, please indicate that with your contribution and be sure to add the return address. The collection is online, therefore, artifacts or three-dimensional articles cannot be accepted.

    • Email your New York immigrant material to: OR
    • Send your material to: NIA, Inc., 85 East End Ave ( Apt 2L ), New York, NY 10028

DONATIONS (financial support)
All N.I.A. activities are run exclusively on a volunteer basis. However, there are still expenses to be paid. We pay for  web hosting fees and other running costs. Please consider supporting us financially either by becoming a N.I.A. member or donating online.

The NIA depends on the contributions and generosity of its members and donors.  All contributions, large and small, are essential to continuing the exhibit and the digitized collection.  Please consider investing in the future of the NIA by sponsoring either the exhibit or the website.  The NIA is a not for profit organization.  All donations are fully tax-deductible and ensure that the NIA can preserve and share a treasured legacy.

MEMBERSHIP : Pay via Paypal or Send a check ( made out to The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc.) to:Barbara Berntsen, Membership Committee Chair-10 Pershing Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11581-2910                                                        Annual Membership
Individual – $25
Family – $45 (two adults and children)
Friends of NIA – $100
Roundtable – $250


Elizabeth Fedde Bronze Circle Membership – $500
The Elizabeth Fedde Bronze Circle members receive the above and free admission to one featured event of the season.

Ole Singstad Silver Circle Membership – $1000
Members of the Ole Singstad Silver Circle receive regular membership benefits, discounted tickets to selected events, and tours of rotating exhibits.

Carl Søyland Gold Circle Membership – $5000
Carl Søyland Gold Circle Membership includes lifetime membership, free admission to selected events, tours of rotating exhibits, gratis copies of publications, invitations to private receptions.