August 15-September 30 as Part of the Capitol History Gateway Program
Nordic Northwest presents “Swedish Cabins: Legacy of Henry Steiner and
Fogelbo” August 15 through September 30. This virtual exhibit will be available to explore on the Oregon State Capitol website. Nordic Northwest won an exhibit sponsorship award under the Capitol History Gateway Program, funded by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c) 3, for this presentation.
For most Americans, the log cabin represents the American frontier. The log
cabin also tells the story of Swedish immigration and innovation in the United States.
In the Pacific Northwest, the story of the Swedish log cabin lives on through the
legacy of craftsman, Henry Steiner. In the 1920s through the 1950s, Steiner and his
family built around a hundred cabins and other structures. Nordic Northwest has one of these very cabins on its campus: Fogelbo. A National Historic Site, Fogelbo is a. perfect example of the craftsmanship and style of Henry Steiner. You will be able to explore this story, with photographic examples, in the virtual exhibit.
Nordic Northwest, a nonprofit organization, focuses on the five Nordic
nations: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. To learn more about its
mission and other projects, visit www.nordicnorthwest.org.
Since the historic portion of the Capitol is not accessible due to construction until 2025, the physical exhibit will not be scheduled in the Capitol Galleria until then.
For more information, visit www.oregoncapitol.com,
or call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388.