Danish Pioneer Exhibit Comes to the Archive

posted March 21, 2012, 2:32 PM by

The Danish American Archive and Library will present a traveling exhibit, The Danish Pioneer—Connecting an Immigrant Community, April 16 – 24, 2012.

This exhibit is funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Five tall panels tell the story of The Danish Pioneer using photographs and text to trace the newspaper from its beginnings in Omaha in 1872 to the current publication based in Chicago. Viewers will see for themselves how the style and content of the newspaper evolved over time, and come face-to-face with the people who shaped its history.

The Danish Pioneer is the oldest continuously published Danish-American newspaper in the United States, and the DAAL houses the most complete collection in existence. The DAAL also contains a wealth of other early Danish American materials including a vast collection of material from the Danish Lutheran Publishing House, which was located in Blair from 1893 – 1960. The DAAL partnered with the current owners of The Danish Pioneer, as well as with The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa, for historical content and development of the exhibit.