Elverhoj Museum of History and Art

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art


Solvang was named by Sunset Magazine as one of the Ten Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States. The copper clad and tile roofs, Danish architecture, and unified theme, gives a quaintness to the city and creates a consistently attractive atmosphere. Pretty much everything goes back to the Old Country of the original Danish pioneers. This is the Denmark of the nineteenth century. Nearly everything in town has the stamp of Danish culture and history. Solvang adheres solidly to the traditions of its founders.

Solvang’s main museum, the Elverhoj, is a repository for Danish art. Formally the private home of two of Solvang’s foremost artists, husband and wife, Viggo Brandt -Erichsen and Maria Mott, the Elverhoj is one of the few museums outside of Denmark dedicated to Danish history, art and culture. Docents give tours of the 1870 replica Danish home and there are demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts from the home country. www.elverhoj.org




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