On the job when the first carload of players arrived were the north-side pastors, Morton and Rasmussen, joined later by Pastors Andersen and Justesen, since the appearance here was under the joint sponsorship of four Danish Lutheran congregations. The stage of the Danish Glee Club Hall “housed” the performance here. Sandwiches, coffee, and – aromas – refreshed players.
For about 100 years, beginning in 1870, Chicago was the most popular city for Danish immigrants to settle in. In 1930, at the city's Danish peak, almost 29,000 first- and second-generation Danish Americans lived there. The Danish Glee Club, where the Dana students performed, was one of several Danish institutions in the city. Others include Danish churches, social clubs, mutual aid societies, a veteran's society, choral groups, and more. The Dania Society, founded in 1862, still exists and is now part of the Scandinavian American Cultural Society. Chicago is also home to the Danish Home of Chicago (a senior community) and the Danish American Athletic Society, where members celebrate Danish holidays and enjoy Danish food.