<strong><em>Krumkakke</em> - Norwegian waffle cookie.</strong> Chloe and Roelke snack on these when they first arrive at Vesterheim. (Photo by author.) <strong><em>Bunads</em> - rural Norwegian folk costumes.</strong> These examples are from Sogn & Fjordane county in Norway. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong><em>Mangletre</em> - Norwegian mangle board and linen-wrapped pin.</strong> Handcarved mangles like this were used to roll wrinkles out of cloth. They were also carved and given by suitors when proposing marriage. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Rosemaled trunk in Vesterheim's Norwegian House exhibit.</strong> Chloe makes a startling discovery when she opens this trunk. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Solid wood rolling pin for making lefse flatbread.</strong> “Its a lefse pin,” Chloe said. “You know. For making lefse.” (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Lefse.</strong> This traditional Norwegian flat bread is a popular treat among Norwegian-Americans, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The author prefers hers with a little bit of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. (Lefse by Alisha Rapp. Photo by Scott Meeker.) <strong>Rosemaled bowl painted in the Telemark style.</strong> Chloe takes a beginning Telemark rosemaling class at Vesterheim. This piece was produced by someone with advanced skills. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong>Norwegian chip carving tools and examples.</strong> Roelke takes a class at Vesterheim in this style of carving. (Chip carved ornaments by Ellen Macdonald. Photo by author.) <strong><em>Mangletre</em> - Chip carved antique Norwegian mangle.</strong> Chloe shows Roelke examples like this in Vesterheim's Wood and Its Decoration exhibit. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Mangletre</em> - Chip carved antique Norwegian mangle.</strong> Roelke's jaw actually drops when he sees the intricate detail in the artifacts on exhibit. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Julebukkers</em> at Vesterheim's Valdres House.</strong> Chloe has a childhood fear of <em>Julebukkers</em>. (Photo courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Julebukk</em> - Christmas goat.</strong> <em>Julebukkers</em> often carried a real or ornamental goat head on a stick. (Photo courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Budstikke</em> - Norwegian message tube.</strong> This hollow, hand carved wooden tube with a metal point was used to carry royal messages. (Photo courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Budstikke</em> - Norwegian message tube.</strong> A <em>Budstikke</em> like this is used in <em>Heritage Of Darkness</em> to deliver threatening messages. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong>Vesterheim's antique vault.</strong> This Diebold safe in the basement is featured in the story.  (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong><em>Primstav</em> - Norwegian wooden calendar stick.</strong> Hand carved calendar sticks like this once helped rural Norwegians keep track of important dates. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong><em>Primstav</em> - Norwegian wooden calendar stick.</strong> Symbols on the right denote dates and events. (Courtesy Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.) <strong>Wooden trunk in Vesterheim's Valdres House.</strong> This trunk also plays a role in the mystery. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Handmade wood and iron flax hackle.</strong> Hackles like this were used to comb flax fibers prior to spinning. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Long handle metal waffle iron.</strong> At the Valdres House Marit demonstrates baking with a heavy decorative waffle iron like this. (Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. Photo by author.) <strong>Rosemaled wooden christmas ornament.</strong> As a beginning student Chloe can only dream of painting such fine work. (Rosemaled star by Norma Wangsness. Photo by author.) <strong>Chip carved wooden candle plate.</strong> The beautiful design on this piece is an example of what someone in Emil's Norwegian chip carving course might create for their class project. (Candle plate by Ellen Macdonald. Photo by author.)