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Our State: Nebraska Journey Stories, Immigrant Experience, & Westward Expansion

Voices from the New Land: Danish Immigration to Nebraska


Dawn Nielsen & John Mark Nielsen


Danish immigration to Nebraska is explored through dramatic readings from immigrant letters, journals and diaries, as well as slides of old photographs, drawings and scenes of present-day Denmark and Nebraska. The presentation focuses on the stories of individuals—what motivated them to emigrate, how they struggled with the land and faced the hardships of drought and the deaths of loved ones. The Nielsens describe how immigrants experienced the joys of community and the satisfaction of realizing their dreams.

The Speakers Bureau is is made possible by these generous sponsors:

  • The Johnny Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
  • The Adah & Leon Millard Foundation

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