Museum of Danish AmericaOur Mission 

The Museum of Danish America celebrates Danish roots and American dreams.

Organized in 1983 as The Danish Immigrant Museum (a non-profit institution), the name Museum of Danish America was adopted in October 2013. The museum has been open since June of 1994 as a national center for the Danish-American community.

A summary of the museum's current Strategic Plan 2011-2015 outlines the goals and priorities that provide direction for the museum's Board of Directors and staff.

  • Discover the story of Danish immigration from the mid 19th Century to the present
  • Celebrate the continuing relationship between Denmark and the United States
  • Explore communities from Perth Amboy, New Jersey - to Solvang, California, and Danevang, Texas - to Dalum, Alberta
  • Learn about traditions carried on by later generations of Danish-Americans presented in programs, exhibits and special events
  • Research family history at our Genealogy Center
  • Participate in our outreach programs and traveling exhibits

The museum is located in a magnificent half-timbered building on a 30-acre site. Planting has already begun on the museum grounds for the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park, named for the colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright and the father of the Prairie School of Landscape Architecture.

In the autumn of 2013 construction began on an 8,000 square foot curatorial expansion that will house artifacts and offices for museum staff and interns.

Contributions from many individuals are what make the Museum of Danish America possible. The museum invites your membership and support.