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Elverhøj Museum presents the Living History Festival


Solvang’s history and cultural roots are featured as part of the Living History Festival happening Sept. 16 through 17 at the Elverhøj Museum. Artisans, storytellers, and craftspeople will demonstrate their skills and entertain visitors. The free event is held in conjunction with the town’s Danish Days festival.

“There will be hands-on activities for all ages and the Danish Christmas Corner with gifts and accessories rooted in Danish traditions,” Esther Jacobsen Bates, Elverhøj executive director, said in a release. “Guests can make a cut paper decoration, get creative with Viking runes stamps, weave a paper star, dress up and snap a selfie with a Viking, and shop for a Danish Christmas keepsake.”

Demonstrations at the Elverhøj Museum include bobbin lace makers offering guests a chance to try the centuries-old art. Docents clad in colorful Danish folk costumes will create Danish Christmas crafts such as woven paper hearts and paper stars. Artisans will craft wooden bobbins for lace making, weaving textiles, and Viking jewelry.

The Living History Festival takes place on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang. More info: or 686-1211.

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