Luck Area Historical Society and Museum

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The Luck Historical Museum has information and artifacts from the town’s history. It is also headquarters of the Polk County Genealogical Society that helps interested visitors find information on their family’s past.

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The word "Dannebrog" means "the cloth of the Danes".

According to the legend, on 15 June 1219 the Danish flag Dannebrog fell down from the sky in Tallinn.

The legend goes that during his crusade to Estonia Danish king Valdemar II was close to losing the

Lyndanise battle near present day Tallinn, but suddenly a flag fell down from the sky. The luck of

Valdemar II immediately changed, and he won the battle.

If the legend of how Dannebrog became the Danish national flag were true, it would make it the World's oldest national flag still in use.


Exhibit on tour from the Museum of Danish America,

Elk Horn Iowa

Danish Flag

Programs are on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Luck Area Historical Museum or as announced.

Our in house programs are on hold temporarily due to Covid 19

Remember: what happens at the museum is up to what our members and volunteers decide to do! You are always invited to come and help out with your ideas!

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Monthly Exhibits and Events

Free Evening Programs 7 pm--4th Thursday or as announced

May 17-23 Celebrating International Museum Day with Museum Fundraiser- see above for information

June- FFA Dairy Month and Hanne Ravnholt Pavilion – Stay tuned for some FUN!

June – Rick Rentz Yoyo Presentation and demonstration

May- Luck Area Schools – Mixed media art show

June- FFA Dairy Month and Hanne Ravnholt Pavilion

July- History of Dannebrog – Traveling exhibit, story behind the world’s oldest flag

July 24th and 25th On Line Auction on face book. All proceeds benefit museum operations

August through November – 75th Anniversary of end of World War II. More information coming

August 6th Jean Wakely- Women of War’ stories told through quilting

August 27th – 7 PM Joann Hallquist – 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

September 3rd, 7:00 PM - Speaker: Robert Carlton Haney author of “When is Daddy Coming Home? An American Family during World War II.” At Unity Auditorium- joint effort with several other Polk County Museums- Event postponed until September 2021

December – Santa Express and Christmas Village

Free Classic Movies!

FREE with Free Popcorn. Cushioned seating! At the giant screen theater in the Museum. See our Facebook page for details. Summer schedule 1st Friday 7 pm May - October. Winter: First Friday Matinee each Month -- November thru April -- 1 pm;

May 8th - 8th– Moonstruck - 1987– Movie postponed

June 5th - The Ox-Bo Incident- 1943

July 3rd - The Nun’s Story -1959

Temporarily suspended : 4th Monday the Polk County Genealogical Society programs 1 pm -- check the Polk County Wisconsin Genealogical Society Facebook page or the local newspaper for details each month. No programs Jan – March

Free Entrance -- Museum Hours (Temporarily Closed pending safer at home Covid-19 status) Email for updates.