Located in Solvang at 1624 Elverhoy Way, the Elverhøj Museum is the former residence of one of Solvang’s most artistic families and is now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage of Denmark and the arts. The museum opened in May 1988. Elverhøj (pronounced "Elverhoy") is one of the few museums outside of Denmark devoted to the Danish culture and the Danish-American experience.
Solvang means "sunny field" in English. It was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish educators looking to preserve their culture while assimilating into America. Solvang is just 90 miles, or about 1 1/2 hours away from Thousand Oaks.
The museum is open from 11am to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free of charge; suggest donation is $5 for ages 13+.
More information at www.elverhoj.org.