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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

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

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

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

Pioneer House

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

Museum Groundbreaking

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]."
Date: 1999
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

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

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 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

Mads Andersen Home

Description: Photograph of a homestead in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Mads Andersen. Across a narrow body of water in the foreground, various plants and bushes surround the main property off to the left in the back. It is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and a balcony on the second floor bordered by post railings. This same balcony creates an overhang for a first floor entrance. A thick blanket of snow covers the property.
Date: August 1986
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

J. Bruce & Myrna Hansen Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick house in Danevang, Texas, belonging to J. Bruce and Myrna Hansen. The residence has a single hip roof with dark shingles, shutter windows, and boxwood shrubs along its walls. There are large bushes on either side. The front lawn has been cut short.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Chris Christensen Home

Description: Photograph of the Chris Christensen residence in Danevang, Texas. There is a picnic table outside on a paved walkway that connects an outdoor garage and the main house, a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and dark shingles. The first floor projects forwards from the second, and is covered by a mansard roof, also with dark shingles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Chris Christensen Home

Description: Photograph of the Chris Christensen residence in Danevang, Texas. Taken some distance away, the photograph captures a series of small, slender trees on a snowy plot of land surrounding a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and light-colored walls. A chimney can be seen on the hip of the roof. There appears to be a second structure in the background. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "C. J. Christensen home place. Co. Rd. 424 House moved in 1964 and O. V. Christensen house built on exact location."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Post Office

Description: Photograph of a United States Post Office building in Danevang, Texas. It is located in front of a paved street. The overhang on the front entrance bears the text "United States Post Office Danevang TX 77432". The structure has a hip roof and a second overhang on the left side wall covering a side door. A utility pole is on the right. Accompanying information states that the building was torn down in 2010.
Date: July 1985
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Marius & Helga Thyssen Home

Description: Photograph of two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Marius and Helga Thyssen. The photograph was taken some distance away, capturing a front lawn which has been cut short. There are tall trees on each side of the house. Intersecting gable roofs cover the second floor, while sloping roofs cover the overhangs of the first floor. Each is supported by slender columns. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Helga Thyssen home in country where Curti (hard to tell what this word says) Jensen home is in 1986 for archives [sic]."
Date: 1920/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans T. Andersen Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story house in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Thorvald Andersen. The photograph was taken from some distance away, capturing a broad property with short grasses and large trees at either side of the house. There is a black dog standing in the foreground facing the camera. The house has a steep gambrel roof and light-colored siding as well as several windows on the first and second floors. A sticker with the typed text "Hans T. Andersen" has been placed on the front of the photograph.
Date: 1920/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Hans & Emilie Nelsen Home]

Description: Two photographs held together by a piece of tape on the back. They are both images of the Nelsen family home, taken at disparate times. The top photograph, a Polaroid print, was taken from a side angle a short distance away from a disheveled fence. The house has white siding and hip roofs, as well as several windows of identical design and dimensions. A young boy is standing near an entrance off to the right in the shadows. The bottom photograph, taken much earlier than the first and from a farther distance, captures the front view of the house. A gable roof projection in the first floor creates an overhang for the front entrance. It appears to have been taken during the winter judging by the snow-covered lawn and trees. In the distance, an outbuilding can be seen, presumably a part of the Nelsen homestead.
Date: 1920/1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Ole Dane's Campground

Description: Photograph of a swamp and grassy area that is identified by a white sticker on the front as the "Danevang Picnic Grounds." Accompanying information, as well as the sign in the image, also names the location as "Old Dane's Campground." A rusted white fence is on the left next to the sign. There is a repeating pink stamp on the back of the photograph of the same leaping fox and the accompanying text, "This paper manufactured by Kodak May 85 - Hou."
Date: May 1985
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Vigoo Andersen Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Viggo Andersen. The house has horizontal light-colored siding and short hip roofs that extend slightly outwards form the walls. A gable roof in the first floor appears to create an overhang for the front entrance, but that part of the house is mostly hidden from view by the presence of a large bush on the left part of the image. Identical, rectangular windows cover both the first and second floors.
Date: 1900/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Christen Petersen Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Christen Petersen. The photograph was taken behind a wire fence and a row of trees, which are a few feet away from the home. The house has intersecting gable roofs, white siding, and four double hung windows; two on the first floor and two on the second.
Date: 1925/1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society