WE ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW - USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO STORE IMAGES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FUN ACTIVITIES WITH THE LODGE. Our individual History book pages are being converted to FACEBOOK ALBUMS for each year so we could share the memories of fun times enjoyed by the members. Look for the image similar to the one to the right which indicates the start of an event set of photos. Click/Tap on any one of these images and you can browse forward for the rest of the year from that point.

Our History Books are also available by going directly to the Skjold Facebook page, selecting Photos on the left side menu, and in the Album section of Photos clicking on “See All” (top right).


Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

Individual Links follow for each 2018 event

Jan 2018 - Officer installation, Lots of good food
Smorbrod Snacks. Our program was Beer Tasting - Norsk Beers by Jim Secora.

Feb 2018 - Lodge Meeting. Chili Cook-off. Dr. Charles Peterson of North Park University presenting: "We Should Have More People From Norway".

Mar 2018 - Lodge Meeting. Skjold News Benefit "Unauction" and International Pancake Day Celebration.

April 2018 - Lodge Meeting.

May 2018 - Syttende Mai.

June 2018 - Lodge Meeting. Members gather at the Viking ship at Good Templar Park

July 2018 Annual Lodge Picnic. Good food - Good time. Relaxed day with a game of Kubb (where younger players seem to have a better handle on the game)


Photo attribution: Creative commons CC0 / Pixabay.com

Individual Links follow for each 2017 event

Jan 2017 - Officer installation, Norwegian Students

Feb 2017 - Chili Cook Off, Barnebirkie

Mar 2017 - News Benefit, Movie "The Wave"

April 2017 - Bingo for Masse Moro
Fantastic Norwegian Brunch and playing bingo to help raise money for the District 5 summer Norwegian Heritage Camp

May 2017 Syttende Mai (May 23 parade)
Skjold Lodge once again participated in this annual parade. Temperatures were in the upper 60's. Extra members joined us as we marched.

July 2017 Annual Skjold Lodge picnic

Good food - Good time. Relaxed day with a game of Kubb

August 2017 "Sculpture and Pizza"
We visited the Chicago Athenaeum International Sculpture Park, Schaumburg featuring two sculptures by Norwegian artists and gathered for pizza at Lou Malnatis.

September 2017 Lodge Meeting
Program: "Vikings in the British Isles"

Skjold Lodge Special History Sept. 10, 2017
Scandinavian Days at Vasa Park, South Elgin, Illinois

Each year the lodge participates in Scandinavian Day with a food booth and other activities.

October 2017 Foundation Banquet

Each year Skjold holds an activity to help fund the Sons of Norway Foundation which has these four main focus areas: *Creating opportunities for higher education as a means for success.
*Showcasing our unique Norwegian heritage to wider audiences.
*Exploring cross-cultural exchanges.
*Providing humanitarian support to Sons of Norway members who are victims of natural disasters.

November 2017 26th Annual Heritage Fest

November 18,2017 Lodge Meeting. Program "WWII in Norway"

December 2017 Skjold Lodge Christmas Party
Lots of fun. Lots of good food We enjoyed the Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago and of course Santa was there with presents for the children.



All of 2015: Travel, Genealogy, Making lefse, Norwegian Resistance in WWII, Rosemaling, Norwegian "Slow TV" and of course our events we hold each year (all combined into a single Facebook Album.

2014 and earlier

We are currently discussing how to make earlier History Book Pages available. First we will see how successful our new way of presenting the history of the lodge on-line is.