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[Funeral Program for Homer D. Smith, March 2011]

Description: Funeral program for Major General Homer D. Smith, retired from the United States Army. The funeral was held at Dodd Field Chapel at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas, and it was officiated by Reverend David W. Schulte. The date of the service is not included. Includes biographical information for the deceased and the lyrics to the hymn "How Great Thou Art" printed on a separate sheet. Smith is a veteran of both World War II and the Vietnam War, and he lived from February 16, 1922 to March 6, 2011.
Date: March 2011
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Homer Duggins Smith, Jr., United States Army Retired

Description: Copy print of a photograph of Major General Homer Duggins Smith, Jr. who was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the United States Army. Smith lived from February 16, 1922 through March 6, 2011. According to accompanying information, he was the first President of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society.
Date: March 2011
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Lauritsen Family Deer]

Description: Photograph of the Lauritsen family deer wearing a collar. His head is turned to the right, looking in that direction. Accompanying information indicates the deer's name is Buck, he was born in 1967, and pictured at the A. P. Lauritsen farm home. There are three small cats behind the deer. In the back, off to the left, there is a single-story structure, possibly a shed, surrounded by a few trees.
Date: June 28, 2007
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of A. P. Lauritsen Home]

Description: Photograph of a farm home in Danevang, Texas. Accompanying information states home belongs to A. P. Lauritsen, and was built after a model by Leonard Lauritsen. The photograph appears to have been taken during the winter season, as snow has piled up on the front lawn, roofs, and bushes. Two steps lead up to the single-story part of the house. The adjacent left side of the house is two stories. There is a single-story structure in the background, also covered by snow.
Date: June 28, 2007
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Lutheran Church Women]

Description: Photograph of several women gathered for a group picture in front of a red curtain. They are part of a Lutheran church in Danevang, Texas. They wear formal attire and over half wear glasses. From left to right, they have been identified as: Top row: Martha Graff, Margaret Moller, Louise Petersen, Helena Lauritsen, Edna Olson, Julia Knudsen, Ella Hansen, Myrtle Waldman, and Dora Wind. Second row: Essie White, Joyce Nielsen, Gertrude Hansen, Bertha Jensen, Marie Swendsen, Gudrun Jensen, Heneritta Bram, Elsie Christensen, Anita Schulz, Alice Hansen, and Myrtle Lauritsen. Bottom row: Margaret Juhl, Delpha Carlsen, Lillian Roberts, Emma Berndt, Ester Hutson, Lillian Hansen, Ruth Brodsgaard, and Pastor Erik Moller.
Date: April 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

The Family History of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen

Description: Family genealogy tracing the descendants of Jorgen and Ane Ingvardsen who immigrated from Denmark and settled in Danevang, Texas around 1904. The table of contents lists: Tusind Tak, History, Register Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, Kinship Report of Ingvart Hansen Ingvardsen, and an index (starting on page 37). Documentation also includes immigration records for family members with a photocopy of the original manifest, and photographs from several generations.
Date: February 5, 2005
Creator: Ingvardsen, Gary Allen & Flagg, Irene Hansen
Item Type: Book
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Senate Resolution Number Twenty-Eight - In Memory of Lawrence J. Petersen

Description: Resolution document composed by the Senate of the State of Texas that was created and sent to the Petersen family in condolences for the death of Lawrence J. Petersen. The first page of the document gives an account of Mr. Petersen's accomplishments both professionally and as a member of the community. The second page resolves to provide the surviving family - including siblings, wife, children, and grandchildren - a copy of the resolution expressing their sympathies. It is signed by the president, secretary, and a member of the Senate. A gold seal with two purple stripes has been placed besides the signatures on the left side. Both sheets have been stapled within the fold of a third piece of paper.
Date: February 2, 2005
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Clifford Lykke and Kermit Westerholm

Description: Photograph taken during Clifford Lykke's 94th birthday celebration, who is pictured next to an elder man in a red suit jacket. Clifford wears a purple cardigan, plaid pants, and is sitting on a wheelchair. The man next to him has been identified as Kermit Westerholm. There is a third man behind them wearing a striped shirt and holding a red cup. Behind them, three couches can be seen, but the photograph's bright flash has blanketed most of the interior space in shadows.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Clifford Lykke's 94th Birthday

Description: Photograph taken during the 94th birthday celebration of Clifford Lykke, who is pictured on the right wearing a purple sweater sitting on a wheelchair. He looks down at a piece of paper held in his hands. An unidentified man is to the left, wearing a striped shirt, looking down at Clifford's paper as well. In the back, a series of drinks have been placed on a wooden table. Several upholstered wooden chairs are around it. A third man can be seen in the shadows handling a bottle from the table.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women seated outdoors on a bench. They are dressed in casual attire smiling at the camera. From left to right, they have been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Loraine A. McCarty, Virginia A. Hall, Doris Andersen Gray, and Roger L. Andersen. Behind them, there are two unidentified men looking down at the metal grill in front of them. A second grill is just to the right of the first. A fence and some trees are farther in the distance. Accompanying information states that the photograph was taken at the Hans and Anna Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women at the Danevang Community Hall in Danevang, Texas. The women are seated on what appears to be the stage of a small auditorium that has been closed-shut by a red curtain. Two men stand on each side. From left to right, the group has been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Doris Andersen Gray, Loraine A. McCarty, Virginia A. Hall, and Roger L. Andersen. Large, block lettering on a banner in the back indicates that the photograph was taken at the Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of adult men and women standing before an auditorium with closed curtains. From left to right, they have been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Karyl Andersen, Loraine A. McCarty, John McCarty, Doris A. Gray, Harry Hall, Virginia A. Hall, Betty Andersen, and Roger Andersen. Accompanying information, as well as the large block lettering behind them on the banner, indicates that the photograph was taken during the Hans and Anna Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

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.
Date: June 6, 2001
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Kirsten Drigsdahl

Description: Black and white photograph affixed to a white sheet of paper along with a smaller sheet that has information typed on it. The photo is of Pastor Kirsten Drigsdahl, a visiting clergywoman from Denmark. She is standing outdoors, posed against a tree that is directly behind her. She is wearing a demure black robe paired with a stiff, pleated white collar around her neck. She is also wearing glasses and a ring on her ring finger. In her hands is a book with a small cross icon on its front cover. Unidentified people are visible in the background. The nature of the typed information describes the event that the Danevang Lutheran Church has organized in order to welcome the return of the pastor.
Date: February 20, 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Construction

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.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Construction

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.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Construction

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.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Construction

Description: Photograph of a construction project in Danevang, Texas; the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. A large plot of land has been leveled, long horizontal beams of wood aligned on the dirt to make a rectangle, and a cement foundation appears to have been poured. There is a man in the foreground, identified as Al Jensen, handling a slender object, looking down. He wears blue denim jeans, a plaid short-sleeve shirt, and a hat. A second man is seen in the distance with a hose in his hand. In the background, there is a small windmill and a single-story structure with white siding and sloping roofs.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Construction

Description: Photograph of a construction project in Danevang, Texas; the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. Taken from a close angle, the photo captures the top of the beginning part of a gambrel roof. At its apex, a male construction worker in a black tank top is precariously balanced on top. He has put his weight on a projecting plank of wood and positioned his legs in between two vertical wooden beams to prevent himself from falling. A second man can be seen inside, almost hidden from view by the beams.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Farmers Coop

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.
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Groundbreaking and Pioneer house and Hansen Shed

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]."
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Al Jensen -- Museum Construction

Description: Photograph of an older man sitting in a red chair inside a construction project. The man, identified as Al Jensen, is seated facing the right side looking up. He wears a plaid shirt, denim jeans, and black rubber boots. Accompanying information states the location under construction is the future site of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society (see Note field). Behind the wooden posts serving as the building's framework are two buildings and a couple of parked cars. The two structures in the back both have white siding and gable roofs, as well as front porch patios with overhangs.
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Groundbreaking

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.
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Museum Groundbreaking

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]."
Date: 1999
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society