Danish Immigrant Museum announces name change

The Danish Immigrant Museum has adopted a new name, “Museum of Danish America.

The national museum for Danish America is located on 30 acres of restored prairie (in the style of 20th century Danish immigrant and landscape architect Jens Jensen) in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes. Upon its founding in 1983, the focus of the museum was to tell the story of the Danish immigration around the turn of the 20th century.

At the October 2012 meeting of the Board of Directors, a committee was charged with the responsibility of soliciting, reviewing and proposing possible new names for consideration at its February 2013 meeting in Houston, Texas. The committee considered fifteen different names and recommended “Museum of Danish America.” The board voted to accept the additional name and ratified it at the annual meeting on October 11 in Elk Horn.

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