About the Online Archives


The office archives and the online archives consist of family history files of hundreds of people who have lived in and around the Viborg area over the past nearly 150 years. We recently acquired digital files of Viborg High School yearbooks from 1950 - 1989, and Hurley High School yearbooks from 1951 - 1989, as well as the 2001 VHS Alumni Album. 

About the Museum Library 


The Museum Library has many submitted family histories and family photo albums for research, but not online. Other resources available include complete sets of Viborg Enterprise newspapers from 1958 - current editions, centennial books (Centerville, Chancellor, Davis, Hurley, Marion (including Monroe and Dolton), Irene, Parker, Viborg, and Wakonda), Turner County atlases beginning in 1897, Clay, Lincoln, Turner, Union, and Yankton county farm and home directories, most Viborg High School yearbooks from 1916 - present, Turner County Pioneer History by W. H. Stoddard (published in 1931) and other county resource books.


Thank you to Daryl and Norma Lund for the recent donations to both our military and family displays.  This fulfilled one of the final wishes of Daryl's father, Lloyd L. Lund.

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Due to construction
Park Avenue is closed in front of the museum
 but we are OPEN!
Pay us a visit during our open hours,
call for an appointment or email  us.


Museum Gift Shop

Visit our museum gift shop during open hours for a wide selection of Danish and Viborg collectibles. 

     * Inspirational books by Joy Ibsen

     * Greeting cards 

     * Refrigerator magnets

     * Danish jewelry

     * Danish flags

     * Danish Blue Christmas plates

     * Danish Blue Mother's Day plates

     * Danish Children's Day plates

     * Viborg Centennial plates

     * Viborg T-shirts

     * Museum T-shirts

     * Viborg postcards 


** We now also have:**

  • "Friends of Viborg" medallions (2006-2019)

  • Viborg 125th anniversary Danish-American cookbook

  • Viborg 125th anniversary glass steins (2 styles)

  • Viborg 125th anniversary glass apothecary jars

  • "I Love Viborg" coffee mugs

  • Viborg plastic tumblers (red or white)

  • Viborg drink cozies


Upcoming Events

The DHA news column (by Lester Lauritzen) in the Viborg Enterprise is now being digitized and uploaded to the website! Click here to check out our progress!

Don't forget to watch for the DHM Weekly Feature in the Viborg Enterprise - or click here to view past articles


The museum will be open 9 am - 2 pm every Thursday and Friday, and every other Wednesday and Saturday.  Upcoming dates in July are Thurs., the 29th, Fri., the 30th and Sat., the 31st.  You may also visit the museum by appointment.  Contact Bob Christensen at (605) 744-9652 or Brenda Jensen at (605) 661-8128 or the office at 766-1312 (leave message).

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Please go check out the new virtual exhibit "Spreading the Word: The Dana College Theatre Troup Tour of 1942" by the Danish American Archive and Library! Viborg is the main focus of the "South Dakota" section of the online exhibit, as the theatre troup did a performance of their play "The Word" by Kaj Munk at Viborg's DBS Hall. Many thanks to Catrine Giery for displaying a photograph of the DBS Hall in the exhibit! Click on the link below to check it out!