Danish Heritage Museum of Danevang

Contact Us :  979-578-0808

Email:  danishmuseum4@gmail.com

The Danish Capital of Texas


Our 6th Annual Danish Capital of Texas 5K Fun Run was a huge success.

This was the first year that we had to deal with the weather.

Process for Researchers

Past Perfect System

Our Past Perfect system contains the records of all of the Museum’s artifacts.  Approximately one-half of these items have been shared with the University of North Texas for their on-line museum.  It is recommended that researchers seeking documents and pictures first attempt to locate items through the University as these have been digitized and may be printed at no cost.

If a DHPS member or other person is interested in searching our archives, the following process is recommended:

1. Contact the Museum Director at least one week in advance to set up a time that he/she is available to instruct the researcher in the PastPerfect program.  The Director shall be available whenever possible depending on his/her other responsibilities. No financial, membership or other proprietary information related to the Danish Heritage Preservation Society may be accessed.

2.For printing pictures, the researcher is responsible for providing photo paper with sizes commensurate with the Museum’s ability to print.  The Director will provide that information.

3.All searches shall be accomplished during regular business hours unless special arrangements with the Director are made.

4. The Director or his/her designee will be responsible for pulling items from the vault or other storage areas.  NOTE:  This may require the researcher to return at a different time depending on the Director’s schedule. The researcher will request items by using a form showing exactly which items are requested and their location. The researcher will be responsible for seeing that the items are returned to their correct folders/boxes for return to the vault.  At no time will the researcher be allowed into the vault without the assistance of the Director or his/her designee.

5.The researcher may be required to wear gloves during the search. 

6.There will be a $.50 per page fee for any documents that are printed on 8X11 paper; larger sizes will be $.1.00 per page.

7.No items may be removed from the Museum without Board approval.

8.Taking photographs of items in the collection is permitted.

9.If used in a product, i.e. book, article video, the Museum will be given credit.

10. Other stipulations may be required depending on the researcher’s requests. 

153 County Road 426, P.O. Box 368, Danevang TX 77432            Phone: 979-578-0808

Become A Member

Membership Drive Under Way

Consider becoming a Member.

For the small price of $15 a year, you can become a member of Danish Heritage Preservation Society. Your membership include discounts at the gift shop as well as a discount for our Fun Run. You will also receive our newsletter to keep you up to date on all happenings at the Museum.

Contact Suzan at danishmuseum4@gmail.com for membership information.










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Danish Capital FUN RUN!

We have been fortunate to have gifts of money and expertise to enhance our museum exterior.

Last year we had the entire Museum painted and the Pioneer House renewed again.

This year we have focused on our exterior presentation to the community.

We thank Paul Jensen and Irvin Wind, Board members, who took time our of their busy schedules to paint the farm equipment under the ag display area. It was rusting badly but now it is coated with a special rust resistant paint, thanks to these two men. We also thank Jeff & Kim Petersen for funding the resurfacing of our parking lot. Many have endured the pot holes and slush of parking in the past three years.

This gift was in memory of Jeff’s dad, Elwin Petersen.

Our thanks to the Petersens for making the Museum area look beautiful. Now all we need are the beautiful bluebonnets

Museum Upgrades