1814 The Year of Miracles

The incredible year, seen from a local perspective

In connection with Norway’s Constitution jubilee, the museum’s new exhibit shows the dramatic events on the national and international levels throughout the year 1814. At the same time we focus on our own local communities and our representatives to Eidsvoll.
Who were the five representatives from the Nordre Bergenhus county who took part in the national assembly in the spring of 1814? How were they selected? How did they travel to Eidsvoll and what did they actually do there?

In the exhibit you can see many objects from the years around 1814, as well as personal belongings of our local representatives.
The exhibit does not only bring us closer to the 200-year-old history of our freedom and democracy. It is also a reminder of what the Constitution means to us Norwegians today.

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