Danish Culture Groups

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Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation

Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship (UMRSC) encourages American college students to study, learn, and experience Denmark, one of the happiest countries! We offer scholarships for students who choose to immerse themselves in Danish culture and customs, and think about their careers from a global perspective based on the Danish values of cooperation and friendship for the mutual benefit of all.

The inspiration for UMRSC comes from the Rebild National Park Society. In 1912, a group of Danish Americans purchased a 200 acre heather-covered land in Rebild, Denmark, in order to have a place to annually celebrate July 4th with their Danish families and fellow immigrants. This property was subsequently donated to Denmark, and became Denmark’s first national park. Today, the Rebild National Park continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors on July 4th for festivities that culturally unite our two countries with each other.

In recognition of this friendship, UMRSC offers scholarships of $1,000 – $3,000 for qualified college students – we hope you apply today! www.umrsc.org

Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation is an IRS recognized 501c3 charitable organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving the entire United States.


Danish Sisterhood of America

Membership in the Danish Sisterhood will give you an opportunity to learn more about Danish customs and traditions.

The Danish Sisterhood of America was organized in 1883 in Negaunee, Michigan. In early years, the lodges were organized to provide social and financial aid to fellow Danish countrymen in their new country and the original concept was to create a funeral benefit, which benefit still exist today along with other categories of membership. Today's Danish Sisterhood has a total of 52 lodges with approximately 2000 members throughout the United States and Canada.

Membership in the Danish Sisterhood will give you an opportunity to learn more about Danish customs and traditions. The benefits include a monthly national newsletter, and by belonging to a lodge you will have the opportunity to enjoy camaraderie and sharing of a common interest. The Danish Sisterhood is open to EVERYONE (men, women and children) who is interested in the Danish heritage.

Should you have an interest in joining the Danish Sisterhood of America or have any questions, please check out the website at www.danishsisterhood.org.

Rodspætte Klubben

A social group dedicated to the practice of Danish dining.


Rodspætte Klubben started 44 years ago this traditional Danish event is carried on to today. The dinner is open to all who wish to come, eat, sing, dance and have fun. How do I attend? There is a Rodspætte dinner party scheduled: You RSVP, Show up, Have fun, Go home and Invite your friends to the next one. Are you interested?

There is a social hour, a sit down dinner (fish or schnitzel), some festive singing after dinner and dancing to a live band in the lounge area. The best deal for dinner and dancing in town. No event in spring 2024. Watch DANewsletter for updates.

NDAGS - the National Danish American Genealogy Society 

The National Danish-American Genealogy Society is dedicated to research of Danish immigrant roots.
One of the nation's oldest and largest Danish-American genealogy groups meets regularly at the Danish American Center.

Topics of discussion include research in Denmark, preserving old photographs and documents, using research facilities in the Twin Cities, writing query letters, locating ancestral villages and farms, etc.

Everyone is welcome. For more information on the National Danish-American Genealogical Society, please visit our website at https://www.danishgenealogy.org

The first Saturday of every month, a genealogist hosts drop-in consultations in the DAC Library from 10 am to noon. Make an appointment by emailing the DAC office or drop in.