A Day in Decorah
Get ready to explore Decorah, an Iowa city known for its natural beauty, rich Norwegian heritage, and up-and-coming art scene! Our day begins at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center to explore the stories of Norwegian immigrants through the collection of thousands of artifacts. See a cabin made from a single tree, elaborate costumes, colorful paintings, and other hand-crafted items of Norwegian heritage before we venture to Winneshiek Wildberry Winery. Here, we will enjoy a private lunch, wine tasting, and tour of the vineyard (subject to weather). Then we are off to Seed Saver’s Exchange. This non-profit was started in 1975 on the idea that a network of gardeners could preserve food biodiversity through the exchange of seeds around the world. Today, the seeds of thousands of plant varieties are collected, stored, and regenerated at the Decorah headquarters. With a greater appreciation for this group’s work, we will depart for home with a stop at the Bily Clocks Museum in Spillville to admire the elaborate, hand-carved clocks depicting important moments in history, religion, or culture. Cost per person is $145 and includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, admission to all activities, and taxes and gratuities. Register with Meg Sinnott at 319-358-2278 or FriendsClub@HillsBank.com.