Norwegian Stabbur


    This traditional Norwegian granary was given as a gift from Norway to the United States for the care packages sent there after WWII.  The donor, Halvard Pettersen from Vmstra built the stabbur in Norway with his son and had it shipped in pieces to its current location in 1987.  It took a full 10 days to reassemble the building on the Petersen farm, who still own the land.  The Arv Museum has a photo essay depicting the building's construction.
    Along with the gift Pettersen wrote a letter explaining it, he wrote, "Packages from America had to be picked up at the post office and then the children from the whole neighborhood would come to get a glimpse.  It was quite an event at the time.  Norway then had rationing of everything."

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