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Danish Heritage Museum

153 county Road 426, Danevang, TX 77432
+1 979-578-0808
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Danish settlement in Texas.

We toured the museum after the Danish Heritage Preservation Society 5K Fun Run, April 22, 2017... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Burnet, Texas
A nice day near El Campo Texas

I toured this museum with a group from precinct 4 Harris County. The tour guides were very... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Cypress, Texas
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The Danish Heritage Museum is housed in a building constructed to resemble a Danish barn such as those built by the early settlers of the community of Danevang, TX. The Museum houses artifacts of the early Danish settlement with displays of home and social life as well as exhibits showing the growth of farming in the area. The Museum has one of the few complete collections of Bing and Grøndahl Christmas plates. The complex includes a 1898 Sears Roebuck engineered house. The house is furnished with pre-World War I items many of which belonged to families who lived in the house.
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“pioneer house” (4 reviews)
“settlement” (2 reviews)
153 county Road 426, Danevang, TX 77432
+1 979-578-0808
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We toured the museum after the Danish Heritage Preservation Society 5K Fun Run, April 22, 2017. The museum is well-kept and well-arranged. The displays are very interesting and volunteers are friendly and helpful. If you are of Danish descent or interested in Danish culture in...More

Thank Notmyfirstrodeo2016
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I toured this museum with a group from precinct 4 Harris County. The tour guides were very friendly, helpful and welcoming! We viewed a well done digital presentation, viewed the church, the pioneer house and the museum. We were also treated to a delicious meal....More

Thank MLA707
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I really enjoyed visiting the museum with my kids. The facility is small, but full of interesting tidbits on Scandinavian culture and the history of the area. The staff are incredibly kid-friendly, and - so that my grade-school age daughter and I could fully explore...More

2  Thank jkstubbs
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This museum has SO much interesting history. The pioneer house is where my grandparents lived. My mom and her sister grew up in it. Clara Anna Juhl & Pearl Juhl. A tour of the cemetery is fun for young couples to research names to use...More

3  Thank MDuke S
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Danevang Heritage Museum is located in Danevang, Texas, about 15 minutes south of El Campo. It is housed in a building replicating a large Danish barn, with a bright red roof and the Danish flag painted on the side. Exhibits include a rare complete...More

4  Thank texasrepublichistory
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Visited the museum in October 2013. Fabtastic display from medieval Copenhagen that truly reflects life in Victorian Denmark.

3  Thank BrendanWakefield
Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is a cute, community-run museum based around the Danish community in Texas formed in the late 19th century. The museum has a number of artefacts and a Pioneer house from that time, as well as information about Danish life and customs. The museum is...More

5  Thank annatexas35
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