The DAHS founders chose to use the word "heritage" rather than "history" in the organization’s name to include broader activities such as sponsoring conferences and cooperating with other organizations on joint projects. The DAHS believes that there is an intrinsic value in identifying, understanding, and preserving our Danish heritage. We devote our energies to achieving that goal.
Portrait of a Young Girl (Paul Gustav Fischer, 1904)
courtesy of the-athenauem.org
The Danish American Heritage Society is deliberately a “Heritage” society rather than a “Historical” society, in an aim to encompass not only what Danish Americans were, but what they have become and what they hope to be.
The DAHS Board of Directors consists of 12 members with two members each representing Grand View University, the Museum of Danish America, and the Danish American Archive and Library.
The Bridge is a semi-annual journal that was first published in May 1978. Articles and book reviews reach a broad spectrum of Danish American topics and issues.
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