Groundbreaking and Pioneer house and Hansen Shed

Groundbreaking and Pioneer house and Hansen Shed

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a groundbreaking in Danevang, Texas; the future site of a museum. There is a sing on the ground that identifies it as such, which reads, "museum site". The dirt ground in the foreground is surrounded by a well-maintained grassy area, where two buildings have been built in the background already. The one on the left is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs, a patio overhang, and white siding. To the right, there is a single-story structure built out of the same construction materials as the adjacent building. A typed note on the back of the photograph reads, "The pioneer has house has been in place with the shed which is Now the lawnmower shed [sic]."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Groundbreaking

Museum Groundbreaking

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outdoors around a small model structure of what will become the future home of Danevang Heritage Society Museum, according to the sign that flanks their right side. The model has a red roof and bears the Danish flag on its right side wall. The people are in the midst of conversation. Others are engaging with the model. Although names have been provided, the only match has been provided for Elaine Wind, who holds the blueprints in the front row. There is a building in the background with white siding and a shingled inclined roof. A telephone pole can be seen beyond that.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Danevang Farmers Coop

Danevang Farmers Coop

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Danevang Farmer's Co-operative building and corresponding structures taken from afar on a paved road. The company takes up a large expanse of territory. Its main structures appear to be concentrated in the middle, where complicated farming buildings and equipment lie, but seems to extend farther into the right where a single-story structure can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Groundbreaking

Museum Groundbreaking

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an empty dirt lot in Danevang, Texas. There is a small sign in the foreground of the image which reads, "museum site". A grassy plot of land borders the dirt site and beyond that, a few trees and a structure can be seen. A typed piece of paper on the back of the photograph reads, "Well this is how it all begin Sand all leveled out with this sign [sic]."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Pioneer House

Pioneer House

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Danevange Lutheran Church taken from a car window. The structure is behind a paved road in the middle of a few sparse trees. It has a single gable roof and windows on both the first and second floors. There is a red sign on the corner of the street which seems to read,"Danevang Lutheran Church." An American and Danish flag can be seen off to the right hanging high on two separate poles.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Groundbreaking

Museum Groundbreaking

Date: 1999
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a row around a small model structure in Danevang, Texas. The model has a red roof and bears the Danish flag on the side wall. A sign to the right of the group of people reads, "future home of Danevang Heritage Society Museum" followed by an address for inquiries. A building in the rightmost part of the image has been mostly cropped out, but some of its architectural details can be seen, like its white siding and shingled inclined roof. Although names have been provided, they have not been matched to the individuals pictured, with the exception of Elaine Wind, who holds a folded blueprint in the front row. This is further clarified by the typed note on the back of the photograph which reads, "Well these great people stand around this great model with blueprints in hand of Elaine Wind The model of this great building is what we have here today what a great investment we have Put back into the community ----Although we run off of donations we have some great people Who help keep us afloat by the grace of God [sic]."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

Date: June 6, 2001
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper article titled "Danish culture cherished" discussing the grand opening of the new Danish Cultural Center in in 2001 in Danevang, Texas, known as "The Danish Capitol of Texas." The names of the people in the middle and bottom photographs are listed. The article appeared in the El Campo Leader in June 6, 2001.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Construction

Museum Construction

Date: 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a construction project in Danevang, Texas; the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. The foundation and the wooden framework can be seen on the right side. To the left, the dirt has been piled high from large tire tracks, presumably belonging to the red crane a short distance away from where the photograph was taken. Behind it, there is a yellow tractor, on which a man sits. Two other unidentified men can be seen behind the wooden beams.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Construction

Museum Construction

Date: 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a construction project in Danevang, Texas. It is the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. The photograph was taken inside the building, and captures a group of construction workers on various parts of the building's first and second floors. A man on the right is pointing at something to another man standing on a scaffold. Various objects - bags, trash, bricks, etc - are strewn about on the cement foundation.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Museum Construction

Museum Construction

Date: 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a construction project in Danevang, Texas; the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. Taken a short distance away, the photograph captures at least four men working on various parts of the building's exterior wooden framework. The beginning of a gambrel roof and tall ceilings can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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