Danish Roots, American Dreams

On view May 14, 2017 - December 31, 2025

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Welcome to Danish America

Explore stories, artifacts, immigrant voices, maps, and faces of Danish Americans from all corners of the U.S.


Exploring the Collections

What happens when something is given to the museum collection? How does the museum care for so many different things? Learn more about the nuts and bolts of museum collections.


Travel through Time

Journey through 14,000 years in 90 feet, noting milestones of Danish and U.S. history and important developments in the creation of Danish-American identity.


Kid Zone

Welcome, families! Put on some “old-timey” clothes, look for toys from long ago, and see if you recognize your favorite Disney characters in the stories of Hans Christian Andersen.


Danish Roots, American Dreams is made possible with generous support from the following:
Humanities Iowa
Glen & Rosa Clemsen
The John & Audrey Kofoed Family
Nils & Kathleen Jensen
Danish Sisterhood Lodge #15 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)