Elverhoj Museum of History and Art

1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463

805-686-1211

Mission
To collect, preserve and exhibit the history and Danish culture of Solvang and to promote the arts.

About Us
The name "Elverhoj" is pronounced Elverhoy and was taken from Denmark's most famous folk play, "Elverhøj," written in 1828. The play is still performed today. Translated as "elves on a hill" the story involves a kings's visit to the night world of the dancing female wood-spirits and her forest friends. Elverhøj was first performed in Solvang in 1914.

The graphic depiction of Elverhoj, was designed by Viggo Brandt-Erichsen. The artwork was used as a pattern to create the redwood carving on the front door of the Museum and now has become the logotype for the museum.

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