Sons of Norway takes trip to Elk Horn

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Sons of Norway takes trip to Elk Horn

The Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge took a motor coach trip to Elk Horn for the day to enjoy Danish Culture. They began their visit by touring the 60- foot tall Danish Windmill, which was built in Denmark in 1848, dismantled and shipped to Elk Horn and rebuilt in 1976 by community volunteers. It is the only authentic, working Danish Windmill in America. It also houses the largest Danish import shop in America. Lunch was enjoyed at The Danish Inn, which specializes in Danish cuisine. Then it was off to Bedstemor’s Hus, an authentic Danish Grandmother’s house, owned by the Danish Immigrant Museum and restored, inside and out, to its original 1908 Victorian period. The group also toured the Danish Immigrant Museum, which has the largest collection of Danish-American artifacts in America. It was founded in 1983 to preserve the history of Danish immigration to America and focuses on sharing Danish culture and tradition. Since the group’s visit, the museum has changed its name to Museum of Danish America.