The Spirit of Solvang: From Danish Roots to California Colony
Saturday, November 23 2019 to Sunday, February 16 2020
This exhibit tells the story of Solvang from its founding as a Danish American colony through its transformation to a tourist destination.
Location: Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463 Solvang, CA
Debuting November 23 at the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art is a dynamic new exhibition, The Spirit of Solvang: From Danish Roots to California Colony. Historic images tell the story of Solvang from its founding as a Danish American colony through its transformation to a tourist destination. The history of Danish immigration to America is chronicled in displays that originated at the National Museum of Immigration in Ellis Island, NY. The exhibit celebrates Solvang’s early settlers who achieved the American Dream while honoring their Danish heritage and, in so doing, created the town we know today. Exhibition events include an evening of film clips spanning five decades of Solvang memories; Kringle and Crown, an event celebrating Solvang’s baking history; and a smørrebrød class where participants will gain hands-on experience in making (and eating) Danish open face sandwiches. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. There is no charge for admission. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, phone the Museum at (805) 686-1211 or visit www.elverhoj.org. The Spirit of Solvang remains on display through February 16, 2020.
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