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The Danish Canadian Museum

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35544 Range Road 31, Spruce View, Alberta, T0M 1V0 14037280019

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Overview

The Danish Canadian Museum invites you to explore the rich history of Danish settlers in Canada, a saga that began over 1000 years ago. Constructed in 1933, the Verbena Dormitory served as a boarding house for local high school girls from pioneer farm families in the area. It now boasts over 5000 artifacts, thirteen acres of green space, and traditional Danish delicacies at the Saga Café. Visitors of the museum will enjoy a unique experience as they explore our exhibits showcased both indoors and around the gardens. Early Danish Canadian life truly comes alive at the bow of the Freydis Joanna Viking Ship, the doorstep of the Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, and the exquisite flowerbeds that pay tribute to the agricultural triumphs of early settlers. Our goal is to inspire, engage, and educate the public about the history of Danes living in Canada. The Danish Canadian Museum serves as a cultural center to display and celebrate the story of Danish Canadians both past and present. Step into the saga, and experience history.These are exciting times for the Museum as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and winning the 2017 Wynn McLean Growing Rural Tourism Champion Award and 2016 Heritage Recognition Award for new developments including an authentic Naust ‘Ship House’ and Freydis Joanna ‘Viking Ship’. Come see our newest exhibit Nielsen CPR House, part of ‘Ready-Made Farm’ packages by Canadian Pacific Railway that historically enticed newcomers to the area in the early 1900s. The Museum is in rural Red Deer County (Dickson) southwest of Red Deer, approximately 45 minutes. The area has become a major tourist destination with numerous summer villages throughout the area. The landscape is picturesque with rolling hills, farmland and a view of the Rock Mountains. The Museum is a major attraction along the Scandinavian Trail and boasts 5000 artifacts and 14 acres of land with Danish gardens, walking trails, small Danish church, small man made lake highlighted by mermaid stature, children's garden of imagination, authentic Viking ship (built in Roskilde, Denmark) and Naust boathouse, Verbena dormitory, historic cabins, Safe Café and Gift Shop, and much more. The summer season hosts several Danish cultural events such as Aebleskiver Days and Viking Days.

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  • Free Parking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Day Use Facilities
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