Christkindlmarket Des Moines would like to welcome first time participants in the Silent Auction, The Danish Sisterhood.
Inspired by the success of the Danish Brotherhood of America, Christine Hemmingsen, a Danish immigrant from Orup, Denmark, established the Danish Sisterhood of America in 1883. The Sisterhood works to strengthen, maintain and preserve the Danish heritage and traditions for future generations.
“We want to let the public know about our organization. Many people in Des Moines have no idea there is an organization whose sole purpose is to celebrate our Danish heritage and to teach and pass on the traditions of Denmark,” explains Sisterhood member, Carol Rudisill.
The money raised in the Silent Auction will be used in service to other organizations including the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa. The museum is archiving and cataloging artifacts reaching back to the late 1800’s from Danish Sisterhoods across the United States. The Sisterhood also supports Ronald McDonalds House, Dorothy’s House, and the Food Bank of Iowa.
If you would like to bid on “A Traditional Danish Christmas” tree, visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines December 6th-8th or grab a ticket to the preview night December 5th at 5pm.
For more information the The Danish Sisterhood of America, please visit their website.