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Rebild National Park Society

     Rebild is the name of a small village in northern Jutland, Denmark. 

     REBILD NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK, originally 200 acres of hilly, heather-covered land, was bought in 1911 with funds raided by Danish Americans under the leadership of Dr. Max Henius from Chicago.  In 1912 Max Henius presented the deed to the land to H.M. King Christian X as a permanent memorial to Danish Americans.

     The first Rebild Committee was formed with President Taft accepting the honorary chairmanship.

     In 1930 the Danish Government added two tracts of land to the park.

     Located in the park, the LINCOLN LOG CABIN, built of American timbers, houses a collection of authentic immigrant furnishings and relics from the American prairie.  TOP HUSET, a preserved old Danish farm house, in now a museum.

        

Find your place in Rebild...

     It may be the last piece of Denmark, you can call yours.

     It is a place to come and honor the history and heritage of your past.

     It is where we connect with friends from the past, current friends and meet new friends.

     It is where we promote friendships and connections between our two countries.
     It is where we say thank you for the traditions, that hold us together and bind us in a common bond.

     It is to be part of the largest Fourth of July celebration outside of the USA.

     It is where we can promote future interaction between the young people of Denmark and the USA and help them in their pursuit of excellence in international and advanced education.

     It is where we belong.

US Independence Day

     Every July 4 since 1912, except for the two world wards, large crowds have gathered in the heather-covered hills of Rebild to celebrate US Independence Day.

     The festival is an expression of gratitude to the land which welcomed more than 300,000 Danish immigrants, and the tradition has been maintained in order to strengthen the ties of friendship between the USA and Denmark.  Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Danish-Americans and others have joined with Danes in this celebration. 

     The Stars and Stripes of the USA and the Danish Dannebrog flag are flown side-by-side in a natural amphitheater in the hills of Rebild.  Music, entertainment, community singing and speeches by prominent Americans and Danes are expressions of the bonds which unite the USA with Denmark. 

2007 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $25,000.  General sponsorship for the 2007 4th of July celebration

     Danish Foundation

     $ 7,500. For installment of electrical systems in the area of Rebild. The system was available on July 4, 2007.

2008 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $25,000.  General sponsorship for the 2008 4th of July celebration     

     Danish Foundation

     $10,000.  General sponsorship for the 2008 4th of July celebration

2009 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $30,000.  General sponsorship for the 2009 4th of July celebration

     Danish Foundation

     $6,500.  General sponsorship for the 2009 4th of July celebration

2010 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $30,000.  General sponsorship for the 2010 4th of July celebration

     Danish Foundation

     $5,000.  General sponsorship for the 2010 4th of July celebration

2011 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $10,000.  General sponsorship for the 2011 4th of July celebration

     Danish Foundation

     $3,000.  General sponsorship for the 2011 4th of July celebration

2012 Grant

     U.S. Foundation

     $25,000.  Rebild 100 years book and DVD project

     Danish Foundation

     $2,607.  General sponsorship for the 2012 4th of July celebration

 

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