May 21, 2022


Santa Maria History

Elverhoj Museum in Solvang reopens following prolonged closure | Existence

Elverhoj Museum of Historical past and Artwork has reopened to the general public with up to date reveals and modified stroll-in hours immediately after remaining shut for approximately a 12 months thanks to the pandemic. 

While shut to the community, in accordance to a museum spokeswoman, exhibition areas about the history and heritage of Solvang had been renovated and reimagined to enrich the customer working experience and greater help protection. 

Among the reveals on exhibit is “Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews and Danes,” a collection of 21 etchings by Dutch learn Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), paired with displays about the Danish Planet War II rescue of its Jewish population. 

“The humanity Rembrandt expressed in his artwork carries on to resonate these days, approximately 400 many years later,” explained exhibit curator and Govt Director Esther Jacobsen Bates. “The exhibition originally opened Feb. 29, 2020, and experienced only been on check out for two weeks before the COVID shutdown.”

The museum, which reopened once more for two weekends in November just before closing again, has been awaiting visitors, Jacobsen Bates claimed.

“We are excited to once again welcome guests and share the encounter,” she additional.

The museum will implement mask wearing and physical distancing in compliance with Santa Barbara County Public Health and fitness protocols. 

The museum is open up for public wander-ins from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. 

Individuals with special requirements and the immunocompromised, as very well as associates of the museum, are invited to pay a visit to in the course of a exclusive hour shut to the typical community from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday via Sunday. 

Elverhoj Museum of Record and Artwork is positioned at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang. There is no demand for admission, even though the instructed donation is $5.

For additional facts or to routine an early hour appointment, speak to the museum at 805-686-1211 or go to

Lisa André covers lifestyles and local information for Santa Ynez Valley Information and Lompoc History.