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 2016-2020 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 & Education Center
- Participate in our outreach programs and traveling exhibits
The museum is located in a magnificent half-timbered building on a 30-acre site. The Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park is named for the colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright and the father of the Prairie School of Landscape Architecture and boasts picnic areas, a walking trail, outdoor exercise equipment, and more. The Christensen Curatorial Center's green roof is planted with a variety of native species.