(ELK HORN) The Danish Immigrant Museum will mark its 30th anniversary on Saturday, June 22nd with several activities for the family to enjoy.
Administrative Manager Terri Johnson said the museum is hosting its 94th regular board meeting throughout the week. The museum board currently consists of 21 members from 12 states.
The events will then take place starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Johnson said, “At 2:00 and 3:00 we’ll have tours of our feature exhibit which is Danish Modern: Design for Living and our curator will be giving guided tours. From 2:30 to 3:30 we have Glenn Henriksen who is a wonderful pianist and a member of the museum from the Armstrong area and he’ll be playing Victor Borge’s grand piano here inside the museum. Then, from 3:45 to 4:15 we have Flemming Behrend and he’s known as the Danish Troubadour and he’s coming from Olympia, Washington and he’ll be performing outdoors.”
The doors will open for the tent banquet at 4:30 p.m. “On the program we have the Danish Ambassador Taksoe-Jensen and Governor Terry Branstad will be here, both will be speaking to the crowd there,” explained Johnson.
She added, “After the banquet is over (7:30 p.m.) we’ll go into our Sankt Hans Aften Celebration and Sankt Hans Aften is a Danish celebration that’s been celebrated for many, many years and it’s a traditional mid-summer celebration and they have a lot of bon fires and singing and dancing and we’ll do the same thing here on the museum grounds. We’ve got the Kimballton folk dancers coming in, we’ll have games for children, we’ll have community singing, we’ll have a bon fire at dark and we’ll also be celebrating with Danish layer cake and ice cream.”
Excluding the banquet, museum admission and activities on June 22nd will be free will donation. Those interested in the tent banquet should RSVP to 712-764-7001 today. Cost for the bequest is $30. Tickets will not be available for purchase or pick-up the day of the event.