Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang, CA 93463 - United States





Elverhoj Museum is open weekly from Thursday through Monday between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The mission of the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art is to collect, preserve and exhibit the history and Danish culture of Solvang, California and to promote the arts. It was a private home built by Danish artist Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife Martha “Pat” Mott in the style of an 18th Century Danish Farmhouse. It houses a rich collection of items celebrating the history of Danes in America, the Danish city of Solvang and artists worldwide.


The Elverhoj Museum will be exhibiting a collection of materials on the Danish heritage of the City of Solvang. In addition to its historical collections, the Elverhoj Musuem will be hosting an exhibition of selected items in support of the Smithsonian by sharing the Danish concept of "janteloven" or caring for and about each other.

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