Read through the tales of Danish Canadian Immigrants and their adventures. Submit your story to be part of our archives, and share with the community. Don't let yours go untold!
Over 5,000 artifacts in the Museum collection. Enjoy authentic Danish cuisine served by costumed interpreters in the living history Dormitory Coffee House.
Acres of traditional Danish gardens, the Freydis Joanna Viking Ship, the Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, the Children's Garden of Imagination, the Dagmar Pioneer Church and much more!
THIS SUMMER A 92 YEAR OLD VISITOR TO THE MUSEUM SAID,"I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO DENMARK, BUT HERE IS GOOD. IT REMINDS ME OF HOME." CURRENTLY THE DANISH CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM IS A PHYSICAL SITE WHERE VISTORS, OF DANISH HERITAGE OR NOT, ENGAGE WITH DANISH CANADIAN EXPERIENCE.
The Museum building originally served as a boarding dormitory for daughters of rural Danes who came to attend high school. The founders of the Danish Canadian National Museum incorporated a society in 1992 with the idea of having a physical place to celebrate and display the histories and artefacts of Danes who emigrated and settled in Canada. The Museum's Mission and Vision Statements and Central Theme speak to that desire.
Mission Statement: To inspire, engage, and educate about Danish Canadians.
Vision Statement: The nucleus for Danish Canadian heritage in Canada.
Central Theme: The Danish Canadian story: a saga that stretches over centuries and across continents.
At the 2015 AGM the membership approved adding an online site, or 'virtual' museum, so everyone who wishes access to the artefacts and information at the museum would be able to do so through the internet. To make this information available to all Danes – those anywhere: in Canada, Denmark, or elsewhere – will require financial resources to hire people who have technological expertise to create and sustain both the 'virtual museum' and the physical one which would continue to house artefacts, attract visitors, and display Danish Canadian culture.
BECOMING A 'FRIEND':
By becoming a Friend of the Danish Canadian National Museum you would be contributing to helping sustain the existing physical site and the exciting new facet of an online 'virtual' museum.
Friends are asked to contribute to one of three catagories:
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE. Donors will receive a charitable donation receipt at the end of the calendar year, a one year membership, and be recognized on the website and in the newsletter.
Contribute online securely on the link below or call the museum at 403.728.0019 for instructions for other donations.