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Elk Horn, Iowa
Showcasing the History of Danish Immigration
The Museum of Danish America has received NEH funding to preserve its collections, as well as to host the NEH on the Road exhibition Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives. Image courtesy of the Museum of Danish America.

The Museum of Danish America is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Danish immigrants to the United States and relations between the U.S. and Denmark. In addition to serving the community of Elk Horn, Iowa, the museum serves a broad national and international membership, which it reaches through platforms like its traveling exhibitions program. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities Iowa, the NEH’s state partner, the Museum of Danish America has preserved its collections and served its community through a robust temporary and traveling exhibition program.

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