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Iowa Danish Museum to Have Green Roof

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    April 28, 2014 | 3:23 pm
    ELK HORN, Iowa (AP) - A Danish museum in western Iowa says a $50,000 grant will help pay for a specialized green roof.

    The Curatorial Center at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be an 8,000-foot addition built into the hillside. It will connect to the museum's lower level.

    Officials say its roof will be covered in prairie grasses, goldenrod, yellow cornflower and other plants native to the area. It will be surrounded by the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park.

    The Omaha World-Herald reports the roof will be funded in part with a $50,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation. The total cost of the roof is about $200,000.

    The Curatorial Center will house traveling exhibits and large artifacts. It's expected to open this summer.

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