Annual Midsummer Celebration
Before Christianity came to Denmark, Scandinavian peoples celebrated the longest day as a supernatural struggle between light and dark, heat and cold. Since the feast day of Saint John the Baptist occurred on June 23rd, near the date of the annual summer solstice, the Christian Church emphasized this celebration in Scandinavia. “Hans” is the diminutive of “Johannes” or “John”. Today it’s a very good excuse to stay up late, have fun, and light bonfires.
Brown Bag Lunch "Icelandic Strength Contests: From the Vikings to the Present Day"
Free monthly learning program at the Museum of Danish America
Brown Bag Lunch "Nordic Light on Canvas"
Meet the museum’s featured artist, Hanne Støvring, as her exhibition of painting opens. Her studio is on the island of Bornholm, but she currently lives and works in New York City.
Brown Bag Lunch - Martin Armbrust
One of the museum’s current Danish interns will present the Danish experience of World War II under Nazi occupation.
Brown Bag Lunch "Competitive Women: Athletes & Coaches - An Historical Perspective"
Carol Haussermann, professor emeritus from Dana College, discusses the early years of women's athletics.
Holiday Hours: Independence Day
The Museum of Danish America will be open reduced hours on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume on Wednesday, July 5.
Tour and a Tasting - Skål! Scandinavian Spirits
Brown Bag Lunch "Biking the Election Year"
Lars Toft Rasmussen, a Danish journalist, has bicycled solo across the U.S. in 2012 and in 2016. What does he learn from the Americans he meets along the way?
Holiday Hours: Labor Day
The Museum of Danish America will be open reduced hours on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 5.
Julefest is an annual celebration held in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn-Kimballton on the Friday and Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving. At the museum we invite you to enjoy home-baked cookies, gløgg, and coffee in the museum's “hyggelig julestue" on Friday and Saturday.
Brown Bag Lunch "The Modern Danish Military"
A free monthly learning program held at the Museum of Danish America.
Closed for Thanksgiving
The Museum of Danish America and Genealogy Center are closed for Thanksgiving Day.
Brown Bag Lunch "Christmas Hygge"
Join museum staff for a celebration of the stories, songs, and traditions of the Danish holiday season.
Closed for Christmas
Holiday Hours for the Museum of Danish America and Genealogy Center
Closed for New Years
Holiday hours for News Years at the Museum of Danish America and Genealogy Center
Closing at Noon
Closing at Noon
Museum of Danish America Holiday Hours
Celebrate the coming of winter with bonfire and warm beverages! Enjoy a hyggelig evening on the shortest day of the year.