Nordic Pavilion for the Arts and Picnic Shelter
The beautiful Scandinavian
Heritage Park with its many fine structures has become a
must-see point of interest for visitors to The Magic City.
The Gol Stave Church Museum
is a popular site for weddings and baptisms. It was apparent
from the groups and individuals visiting the park, that a
sheltered gathering place was needed to provide shade and
serve as a showplace for music events and the arts.
Thanks to several major
donors and a large number of generous individuals, the
Nordic Pavilion for the Arts and Picnic Shelter became a
design is by retired Minot architect H.L. Bud Hoeffel, who
is well known and respected for his work during his career.
The triangular roof is supported by large wood beams and
concrete pillars covered with stone.
The dedication ceremony was
held on October 7, 2003 and was attended by many dignitaries
from Scandinavia and representatives of the Nordic
countries. The Scandinavian Accordion Club of New York,
performing in Minot for Norsk Hostfest, provided music for
New at the 2004 season, the Minot Arts in the Parks summer
concert series provides three Tuesday concerts that take
place at the Nordic Pavilion of the Arts.
These Tuesday concerts feature Scandinavian treats served by
members of the Sons of Norway dressed in traditional
Scandinavian costumes. A visual artist's display and
demonstration accompany each performance. This program is
produced in cooperation with the Minot Park District, the
City Band of Minot and approximately a dozen local arts
Nordic Pavilion may be reserved for special events or group
picnics by contacting the Scandinavian Heritage Association
office and paying a small fee.