About the Database

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The Nordic American Churches Database is a project of Partners for Sacred Places. It is a work in progress. Many records are incomplete, either because we lack information or because we have not yet completed data entry. We continue to update and to add new records.

This database represents the first survey of historic Nordic American churches that includes five ethnic groups (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish), rather than focusing on a single ethnicity. It is also the first to document folk and other decorative arts—wood carving, metalwork, painting, stained glass, textiles, brickwork, and masonry. In addition to artistic heritage, we sought information on the ways these churches continue ethnic celebrations and food events.

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