Closed for Snow
Weather-related closing at the Museum of Danish America
Coffee, Crime and Kringle / Kaffe, Krimi og Kringle
Danish author Sara Blaedel visits the museum to discuss her new crime novel, "The Killing Forest"
Orphan Train book discussion
Orphan Train program
Pippa White of One's Company will present a dramatic storytelling event about the Orphan Train.
Whimsical Winter Fun 2
Spend a school holiday (Presidents' Day) at the museum with indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting. If there's snow on the ground, bring your sleds, skis, and outdoor gear for some snowy fun! Indoors enjoy paper crafts, decorate your own Wiinblad-style plate, and build some whimsical LEGO creations.
Annual Victor Borge Legacy Award
An annual event in which winners of the Victor Borge Legacy Award Piano Competition perform a recital on the Victor Borge piano at the Museum of Danish America.
Brown Bag Lunch "Westward Journeys"
A free monthly learning program at the Museum of Danish America.
Prince & Princess Contest
Annual Prince and Princess contest for Tivoli Fest
"Biking Through History: Iowa's Love Affair with Bicycling"
The past and present of Iowa's bicycling history.
Annual Tivoli Fest
Tivoli Fest is a Danish-American celebration held every year on Memorial Day weekend in the Danish Village of Elk Horn, Iowa.
Exhibit opens: "Art by Gert Mathiesen"
Open House, gallery talk, refereshments and coloring pages - all to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, "Art by Gert Mathiesen." Free admission both Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.
Free admission all weekend, May 21 and 22, to celebrate the opening of "Art by Gert Mathiesen."
Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
The Museum of Danish America will be open reduced hours on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 31.
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
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.