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 purchased in 1911 with funds raised by Danish Americans under the leadership of Max Henius from Chicago. In 1912, Max presented the deed of the land to His Majesty King Christian X as a permanent memorial to Danish Americans.
The Rebild National Park Society is a Danish-American friendship organization. It is an Illinois non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of celebrating America’s Fourth of July Independence Day at the Rebild Park in Denmark and to promote the friendship between the United States and Denmark.
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the Rebild National Park Society has members in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakota’s. We locally celebrate the following activities and events each year:
- Queen’s Ball Gala in Honor of the Birthday of Queen Margrethe of Denmark
- July 4th Celebration and Picnic
- Wine Social
- Membership Meeting & Brunch