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The Danish Museum - Elk Horn, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 41° 35.581 W 095° 04.129
15T E 327573 N 4606658
Quick Description: This town has a working windmill brought over from Denmark, and this Danish Museum about the immigration.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2019 6:10:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM11C05
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

County of museum: Shelby County
Location of museum Washington St., W. limits of Elk Horn
Phone: 712.764.7001

"Three floors of exhibits, gift shop, 35-acre prairie restoration park with interpretive signage, walking trail, early 1900s homesteader's cabin, Danish outdoor fitness equipment and genealogy center.
Admission Free, but tours adult $5 and under 18 $3" ~ Travel Iowa

"In 1979, two professors from Dana College proposed to the Dana College Board of Regents that a museum dedicated to the preservation of Danish immigrant heritage should be created. This proposal was met with approval, and a year later the Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS) was asked to form an exploratory committee. In 1983, the exploratory committee chose to locate the museum in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa. The board was officially incorporated in May and in July the Elk Horn Lutheran Church donated 20 acres for the museum site. The museum began accepting donations to its collection and operated out of a building on Elk Horn's main street for several years. The groundbreaking ceremony for the museum's current building occurred in 1988, but the museum building did not open to the public until June 1994.

"The museum changed its name from the Danish Immigrant Museum to the Museum of Danish America at its annual meeting on October 11, 2013.

"Today, museum's permanent collection consists of over 35,000 artifacts" ~ Wikipedia

Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

2212 Washington St, Elk Horn, IA 51531

Related Website: [Web Link]

Price of Admission: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

What is in the collection:
Permanent collection is over 35,000 items.

Exhibits of Danish history are rotated periodically.

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