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About Us

The Danish Canadian National Museum exhibits the rich history of Danish immigrants in Canada--a saga that began over 1000 years ago in L'Anse aux Meadows and follows three waves of immigration through to the modern day.


Constructed in 1933, the Verbena Dormitory served as a boarding house for  high school girls from the surrounding area. In addition to the Verbena Dormitory, the museum boasts over 5000 artifacts and archival records, the Dagmar Church, Thomsen Cabin, Nielsen CPR House,  Naust, The Freydis Joanna-replica Viking Ship, Jelling Stone, heritage garden, pond with our very own mermaid, 14 acres of green space with walking paths, gift shop, and traditional Danish delicacies at the Saga Café.


Our Vision

    To share our unique Danish Canadian heritage and culture.

Our Mission

    To collect, preserve, and promote Danish Canadian history and culture.

Our Mandate

     To preserve the archival repository and share the story of the Danish Canadian experience and culture locally, provincially, and nationally through living history, dynamic displays, virtual presence, cultural experiences and events.

The DCNM acknowledges the generous support of:

  • The Alberta Museums Association

  • The Canadian Museums Association

  • Young Canada Works

  • Canada Summer Jobs

  • The Government of Alberta

  • The County of Red Deer

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