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Sampling the Collection

Clothing is part of our everyday lives, and sometimes the clothes we wear say a lot about who we are.

Baptismal Gown

This gown was worn by all seven siblings in the donor's family.

Child's Folk Costume

The Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Atlantic in 1939 and were greeted by children in traditional folk costumes


Did you know that there was a company making Danish-style wooden shoes in Kimballton, Iowa?  Their story is a wonderful blend of tradition and innovation. 

Daisy Earrings

These daisy earrings have a royal connection!

Danish Creamery Pin

Did you know that a Danish dairy is part of one of the biggest dairy cooperatives in the US?

Hat (Student Cap)

Danish students have worn this style of cap for many decades, marking their preparation for university studies. 

Medal with portrait of King Frederik VII

Commemorative medal from the First Schleswig War 1848-1850

Pocket watch

Pocket watch given to a Danish Sailor for his service on Galathea.

Political Button

 This button is from Carl Mehr's run for California Governor in 2003.


Uniform used in the army between 1952 and 1960