Closed due to icy conditions
For the safety of its staff and guests, the Museum of Danish America and its Genealogy Center will be closed today due to icy conditions.
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 "Sculpting an Icon"
Danish immigrant Christian Petersen was often called upon to represent the indigenous people of Iowa in his art. Hear from Jerome Thompson, retired curator for the State of Iowa, about Petersen, his art, and these state-funded commissions and their significance historically and today.
Brown Bag Lunch "Westward Journeys"
A free monthly learning program at the Museum of Danish America.
Museum Closed: Easter Sunday
Museum of Danish America will be closed on Sunday, April 1, in observance of Easter Sunday. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 2.
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.
Brown Bag Lunch "Surprises in Family Histories"
Come and hear the stories from families that Michele McNabb, M.A., M.L.I.S., has researched – stories usually only the families themselves get to hear! Held in the museum's Bro Dining Room. Please bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
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 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 29.
Brown Bag Lunch - Martin Armbrust, "Danmark Besat – The Occupation of Denmark, 1940-1945"
One of the museum’s current Danish interns will present the Danish experience of World War II under Nazi occupation.
Brown Bag Lunch "Competitive Women: Athletes & Coaches - An Historical Perspective"
Carol Haussermann, professor emeritus from Dana College, discusses the early years of women's athletics.
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.
Tour and a Tasting - Skål! Scandinavian Spirits
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 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 4.
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.