The mission of the Danish Sisterhood of America is to strengthen, maintain and preserve the Danish heritage and traditions for future generations.

The Danish Sisterhood of America was founded on December 15, 1883 by Christine Hemmingsen, a Danish immigrant from Orup, Denmark. Inspired by the success of the Danish Brotherhood of America, Mrs. Hemmingsen established Christine Lodge #1 in Negaunee, Michigan. The Danish Sisterhood of today continues to grow with numerous lodges located throughout the United States and Canada.

The Danish culture is rich – its history long and distinguished, going back thousands of years. Membership in the Danish Sisterhood of America is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your Danish heritage, learn more about Danish customs and traditions, and strengthen your connection to Denmark. A cordial invitation is extended to you to join the largest national Danish organization dedicated to preserving and sharing these deeply rooted traditions. 

Our Digital Newsletter

Each month, Danish Sisterhood News showcases articles of interest and the latest news from lodges across the country. Article submissions ...


The Danish Sisterhood Marketplace-Butikken is open for business with a selection of items that is sure to delight. For order information,...

Tour of Denmark and the German Border Land Rescheduled for 2022

The Danish Sisterhood is once again going to Denmark!  The Danish Sisterhood is happy to announce its 4th tour of Denmark – this time...

 Announcing our 2023 Convention

The Danish Sisterhood National Board will host our 2023 National Convention in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. See our conventions page for more info.

Building Our Future Contest

January 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023 The Lodge with the most new members will receive a $100 giftcard and a certificate of achievement at the National Convention.

Members make pledge, become DSS Angels.

See the story here.

Follow local precautions when scheduling lodge events. 

Local lodges are urged follow local guidelines as we continue to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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