|Located on West Mississippi River|
Boulevard since 2006, the DAC grew
out of a local Danish fellowship.
Danish Day of the modern variety goes back to 1959, although similar previous events date to the 19th century. A year in the planning, Danish Day is one of the highlights of the year at the DAC.
Spread out on the Center's lush, green grounds were tents for gathering, enjoying kransekagge, aebliskiver, almond pastries and good, stout Danish coffee; milling around to see the works of nine vendors: Scandinavian yarns, wood carving, gifts, clothing and various crafts; and enjoying a typical Smorrebrod luncheon.
(open faced sandwiches)
Danish Day is also the time to name the "Dane of the Year." The award for 2014 actually went to two well-deserving Danes, instrumental in establishing and maintaining the library and the archives: Helen Stub and Ann Bundgaard.
|Danes of the Year: |
Helen Stub and Ann Bundgaard
|Fun times for children (of all ages!)|
|Folk singer, "Spider" John Koerner entertained|
the crowd with his harmonica and guitar.
The Carlsberg beer and acquavit only added to the merriment of the day.
|Hilsen fra the Minnesota Danes!|