Dinesen House

Constructed in the 1860’s, on the tiny Chippewa Indian reservation in Forest County, Wisconsin, this log cabin was acquired by Danish adventurer and expatriate Wilhelm Dinesen in 1873. He named the cabin “Freydenlund” (Grove of Joy). Wilhelm’s daughter (Karen Blixen) who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, penned the book “Out of Africa” in the 1930’s, which ultimately became a major motion picture


“We found working with the Jeffris Foundation to be very easy. They are very hands off the day to day activities, but did provide several useful suggestions that we incorporated into the work plan.”

Steve Woods, Project Administrator and Grant writer, Dinesen House