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Herdla, Askøy

Herdla farm

12.06.2018

Numerous finds show that the settlement at Herdla goes back to prehistoric times, and the large estate at Herdla has enjoyed a central place in the nation’s history since High Middle Ages. As Ask, Herdla was part of the country estate Harald Hårfagre took over as he took command of the west of Norway.

Deportations from Tælavåg 30 April 1942.

Tælavåg

16.06.2018

Tælavåg has a significant place in the history of the German occupation in WWII. The small community by the sea, where for centuries people had made a living from farming and fishing in harmony with the natural resources, in 1942 became the victim of German reprisals without their equal in Norwegian war history. The collection of war histories in Tælavåg provides us with a close-up of the dramatic events.

Knute Nelson (no. 3 from right) at Kvilekvål in 1899.

Kvilekvål

19.06.2018

The story of Knute Nelson is like the story of Jack the Dullard. From narrow and poor conditions in his home country he worked his way up to become governor and senator in the US.

Dwelling house and store from the Øystese hamlet.

Øystese- Kvam rural museum

07.12.2018

«Hesthammer»

Civil Servants in Small Societies 1650 – 1850

19.05.2018

Høyonn med høyvogn i 1927

Demographic Growth – A Drive to Development

25.04.2018

The cultural landscape or that part of it which is still green and inviting to the eye has been shaped by the farmers’ toil down through the generations. At one time almost all of us were farmers. We see that the crofting system faded away as emigration to the towns and to America relieved the pressure.

From Øygarden towards Hjeltefjorden

Hordaland – a historic region

19.05.2018

Farm woman

The Women in Farmhouse Life

18.11.2017

Kvinnene hadde ein sentral plass i det gamle bondesamfunnet. Fiskarbonden på kysten og langs fjordane var ofte ei kvinne, og i mangesysleriet på gardane var det full likestilling.

 “A Wedding in Kingservigs Rectory”

The Norwegian Language Movement and the Two High Cultures

18.11.2017

The year 1849 was the breakthrough year for the National Romantic movement in Norway. It was in that year that Ole Bull, the renowned fiddler brought the Millerboy  from Telemark to the concert hall in the capital.

The Rosendal Barony

The Great Landowners, Gentry and Monasteries

19.05.2018

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