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Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the museum artifacts?  Have you ever wondered why the museum even HAS some of these pieces?


Browse through "Sampling the Collection" to learn about the wonderful, unexpected, and down-right weird objects that the museum includes in its collection!  Choose one of the topics on the left-hand menu, or browse an alphabetical list by clicking "A to Z to Å". 

 If these stories and pictures make you curious to learn more about the museum's collection, visit the View Our Collection page to learn how you can browse all 35,000+ records.  If you would like to help the Museum of Danish America care for these many items, contribute now through our Giving Form.


Sampling the Collection is made possible online thanks to a generous gift from Lissi Vange of Wilmette, Illinois.


                                                            All images and texts are the property and copyright of the Museum of Danish America, formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum.