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.
Brown Bag Lunch "The Pursuit of Happiness, Part 3"
Join us for a showing of a Danish-produced documentary series about immigration from Denmark to the United States. Originally broadcast on Danish television in 2017, the films have been translated into English for American audiences. Learn about Danish immigration through the stories of specific individuals and their families.
Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
The Museum of Danish America will be open reduced hours on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 29.
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 "In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Immigrants Bring to Iowa"
"In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Immigrants Bring to Iowa" presented by Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Museum. All Brown Bag Lunch programs begin at 12 noon and are free to the public.
Brown Bag Lunch "Stone Balancing Around the World"
Brown Bag Lunch "Stone Balancing Around the World" by featured artist Peter Juhl. All Brown Bag Lunch programs begin at 12 noon and are free to the public.
Exhibit opens "Balancing Act - Peter Juhl"
A new art exhibition by Peter Juhl, featuring photographs of balanced rocks.
Workshop: Stone Balancing or How to Defy Gravity
Rock balancing workshop by artist Peter Juhl, at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa.
Brown Bag Lunch - Iben Kromann, "Tak for Kaffe – Thanks for Coffee!"
One of the museum’s current Danish interns will present the cultural history of coffee in Denmark and Danish America.
Holiday Hours: Independence Day
The Museum of Danish America will be open reduced hours on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume on Thursday, July 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.
Closed for Thanksgiving
The Museum of Danish America and Genealogy Center are closed for Thanksgiving Day.