Field Notes

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

Solvang, CA has a wonderful museum that celebrates the founders and local culture. They exhibit art, history, and explain Danish origins. Be sure to check out their Viking exhibit, which is ongoing.

Located at:

1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 686-1211


“Elverhøj is excited to announce the upcoming release of The Spirit of Solvang: A History of the Danish Colony of California, a new 220-page hardcover book that chronicles the challenges and triumphs of this Danish community that grew, thrived, and evolved while most faded into obscurity. MORE INFORMATION and ORDER FORM.

Exhibit thru February 16
From Danish Roots to California Colony

A dynamic new exhibition in the Museum Gallery celebrates Solvang’s early settlers who achieved the American Dream while honoring their Danish heritage and, in so doing, created the town we know today. Meticulously restored black and white images from the museum collection tell the story of Solvang from its founding to its transformation into a tourist destination.”