It was consecrated in 1895 when the first death occurred in the colony. Many headstones bear names going back four generations. Guide maps are available at the museum.
When the original building was destroyed by a 1945 hurricane, the community bought the chapel from the deactivated Camp Hulen training base in Palacios and moved it to Danevang. Some furnishings from the original building were salvaged and are used in the church.
A museum complex includes the following exhibits:
Danish Heritage Preservation Society depicts the local Danish community; a history of the Viking era; the farming history in the area; and the community's social history. Also see Harold Hansen's extensive barbed wire collection. Texas 71 and C.R. 426 (one mile south of blinking light).
Hansen Shed is an "on the farm" museum that houses the private collection of Harold and Ella Hansen. It was donated to the society and moved to the current site in 1993. Many artifacts donated to the society also are on display.
Built in 1898, was moved from its original farm site to the complex and restored to its original floor plan. The furniture and appliances recall life in Danevang from the 1890s through World War I.
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