Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang, CA 93463 - United States





Elverhoj Museum is open weekly from Wednesday through Sunday between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The mission of the Elverhoj Museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit the history and Danish culture of Solvang 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 local artists.


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 Portrait Gallery exhibit “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence”.

We are very proud that Martha Brandt-Erichsen, co-builder of the Elverhoj Museum when it was her home, is the great granddaughter of Lucretia Mott, one of the women being honored by the Smithsonian. The #Elverhoj Museum is proud that this amazing family history is tied to this unique house built by Martha and her Danish sculptor husband Viggo here in Solvang USA.


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