Artist-in-Residence: Anni Holm
Visitors to the Museum of Danish America during the week of August 14-18 will have a chance to participate in the making of a new mobile that will be installed near the museum’s entrance. The collaborative art project, under the direction of artist-in-residence Anni Holm, will take the form of a mobile composed of hundreds of “decommissioned” Danish Brotherhood Society ribbons.
Brown Bag Lunch "A Danish-American Girl on the Basketball Court"
Jan Jensen discusses her career as a basketball player and now coach for University of Iowa women's basketball.
Brown Bag Lunch "Art, Identity, and Immigration"
Anni Holm is a Danish immigrant artist living in West Chicago, Illinois. She will be in residence at the museum this week, completing an art installation in the museum’s galleries. Residency is supported by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council. Bring a lunch to enjoy during this free Brown Bag Lunch presentation!
End of Summer Lawn Party
Enjoy outdoor games and a picnic dinner on the last Friday evening before school begins.
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?
Brown Bag Lunch: Bjørn Wiinblad and Danish Modern
Curator Tova Brandt organized the museum’s exhibitions about Danish artist Bjørn Wiinblad and about Danish Modern furniture design, and has been pondering how the two subjects fit together.
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.
Artist Talk and Reception: Dennis Andersen
Hear featured artist, Dennis Andersen, discuss his work. Join the museum for a reception to celebrate the new exhibition, "Home: Sculpture by Dennis Andersen."
Brown Bag Lunch "Team HOPE"
Erik Bergmann and Peter Møller are Danish men on a trip across the U.S> on bicycles, raising money and awareness for the Danish Cancer Society.
Brown Bag Lunch "You Can’t Take it With You"
Paul Johnson is a CFP professional under contract with the museum to assist its donors with planned giving. He will explain some of the mysteries behind different ways that we can support the causes and institutions we care about.
Brown Bag Lunch: Prairie Ecology
Jens Jensen, namesake of the Jensen for whom the museum's prairie landscape park is named, will discuss the progress made towards recreating a native tallgrass prairie here at the museum.
Dinner and a Movie - The Sunfish
Exhibit opens "Home: Sculpture by Dennis Andersen"
A new art exhibition by an Elk Horn native, Dennis Andersen, who now makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Memories of a Childhood in a Nazi Concentration Camp
Steen Metz grew up in Odense, Denmark, but was imprisoned in 1943 at the age of 8, along with his parents, in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. As one of a shrinking number of Holocaust survivors, he shares his story with audiences across the country.
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 "Iowa in World War I"
In this centennial year of America’s entrance into WWI, Leo Landis (Curator for the State Historical Museum) looks at the experience of Iowans during the war.
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.
Christmas Hygge / Winter Solstice
Our annual celebration of Danish holiday traditions will start at 3pm this year, and continue right into the evening with a Winter Solstice bonfire at sunset.
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.