Julefest 2005 Trip

Saturday November 26th - One Day trip to "Iowa's Danish Villages",  Elk Horn & Kimballton,
Iowa, for Christmas shopping, sightseeing and taking part in Julefest Activates
   Danish Christmas
 Trees photos

Kimballton, Iowa  (9 mile North of I-80, exit 54, Iowa)

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Mid-Morning sun on the "landmark" mural (left), Town & Country
mural next to town Hall (middle) and the town hall itself (Right).
Early afternoon, viewed Prairie Christmas - Boutique & Quilt Sale
inside Town Hall – no photos.
Noon time sun behind the American
 and Danish flags on downtown
 Kimbaliton's lampposts.

Elk Horn, Iowa 
(6 mile North of I-80, exit 54, Iowa)
Shopping in the morning, Visiting The Danish Immigrant Museum & Bedstemor's House in the afternoon.

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Jacquelyn's Danish Bake Shoppe
Great Authentic Danish rolls.
Petal Pusher - Flower & gift shop
in the former train station.
Prairie Star Quilts - a small town
 haven for Quilt makers.
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Danish Windmill & Gift Shop Has a Great selection of items from Denmark.
 Indoor Danish Christmas Tree is at the entrance.
Did not go on the "windmill tour".

Bedstemor's House* is Authentic Danish
 Grandmother’s house restored to
 its original 1908 apparent.
 The Christmas tree is in the living room.

The Danish Immigrant Museum (just west of Elk Horn, Iowa)

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The American and Danish flags flying in front of this
striking modern half-timbered building.
Museum exhibits and Julefest inside.
This Danish Christmas tree (left) has many hand-cut paper
Christmas ornaments. The wall of "Yearly" Danish plate
 (middle, right) is toward the rear of The Museum.
IMG_3272 IMG_3273 IMG_3274 IMG_3275    Museum Julefest Craft & Food

My mother, Verdaleigh, is making
one of many Danish Christmas craft,
Woven Christmas Heart (left), and
helped "turn" a Danish Christmas
treat, AEbleskiver - 2" Apple Pancake
Ball (middle right)

*See The Danish Immigrant Museum Exhibitions & Collections page

Julefest 2005 Trip

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