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The major restoration and preservation project we kicked off in 2016 has reached a milestone with the installation of the new wind shaft and brake wheel in May and the arrival of the new 67' sails were in early July.

Download the Project Update to see photos of how the project has progressed as well as to learn about Phase II of the project which will involve rebuilding the Mill's cap frame.

The restoration is a major milestone in the life of the 1848 Windmill. The sails that are being replaced were installed as new when the Mill came to Elk Horn forty-two years ago. The wind shaft, brake wheel, and other parts date back to when it was in Denmark!

Thanks to your generous support of this important restoration project, you can take pride in knowing you have helped to ensure that this historical treasure will continue to serve as a focal point for educating visitors, children and families about wind energy and green technology, agriculture and of course, our Danish cultural heritage and sense of place.

Our fundraising goal for Phase II is $104,000 and your continued support will be greatly appreciated!

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Velkommen to the Elk Horn!

Elk Horn is in the heart of southwest Iowa's picturesque countryside. "Velkommen" to our community. We invite you to visit for an experience of real Danish Hospitality as you learn more about our proud heritage.

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Whether you're starting a new collection, or adding to your existing collection of Danish Plates, you'll find what you're looking for in our online store. We have a vast selection of Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl plates. These beautiful collectibles, frequently called Danish blue plates, include Christmas Plates, Mother's Day Plates, Children's Day Plates, and other Comemorative Plates. Learn More »



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P.O. Box 245, 4038 Main
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