Exhibit on Danish immigrant children opens at Love Library

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Exhibit on Danish immigrant children opens at Love Library

Danish girl photo featured in "Danish Children Growing up American."
Danish American Archive and Library | Courtesy photo
Danish girl photo featured in "Danish Children Growing up American."

The photographic exhibit "Danish Children Growing Up American," is on display in UNL's Love Library through July 31.

The exhibit, in Room 218 of Love Library South, features 50 large photos that depict different aspects of a child's life in the 19th and 20th centuries. According to the exhibit brochure, Danish immigrants placed a lot of emphasis on their children, who they saw as the true beneficiaries of the American dream and a better life.

"Danish Children Growing up American" is on loan to UNL's University Libraries from the Danish American Archive and Library in Blair, which developed this exhibit in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The exhibit is open free of charge during Love Library's open hours, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 11 p.m. Sundays. The University Libraries are closed July 4.