Swedish American Museum

Swedish American Museum Through its arts, educational programs and permanent collection, the Swedish American Museum interprets the immigrant experience for children and adults.
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The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

We are ready for Tantalizing Treasures Sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Same hours for Vårmarknad...
05/17/2019

We are ready for Tantalizing Treasures Sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Same hours for Vårmarknad and Pop-up Cafe in the Gallery.

Happy 17th of May! Stop by the Museum Store to show your Norwegian pride!
05/17/2019

Happy 17th of May! Stop by the Museum Store to show your Norwegian pride!

Make sure to call ahead! Due to increased security drop in is no longer permitted.
05/16/2019
European Parliament election, 2019

Make sure to call ahead! Due to increased security drop in is no longer permitted.

The Honorary Consulate General of Sweden in Chicago will be open for voters during the following dates and time;

Pop-up Cafés - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554857
05/13/2019
Pop-up Cafés

Pop-up Cafés - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554857

Most people have tried a Swedish Cinnamon roll but did you know that there is also a Cardamom roll? It may look the same as a cinnamon roll, but it is made with only cardamom. The Museum will host a pop-up cafe on Swedish Cardamom Roll day where you can get yours for $5 including drink and taxes.

Don't miss today's concert at the Swedish American Museum. Enjoy three centuries of Swedish music at 5 p.m.
05/11/2019

Don't miss today's concert at the Swedish American Museum. Enjoy three centuries of Swedish music at 5 p.m.

Vårmarknad - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554853
05/10/2019
Vårmarknad

Vårmarknad - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554853

For the first time the Swedish American Museum will host a Vårmarknad or Spring Market. Similar to Julmarknad (Christmas Market), Vårmarknad will feature Scandinavian crafts and items for sale. This is a great opportunity to find gifts for Father’s day and graduation or just get some spring into...

05/09/2019
Chicago Cultural Alliance

Swedish American Museum Director Karin Moen Abercrombie talking about cultural heritage in this awesome video created by the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

We connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive Chicago.

We are an active consortium of 40 Chicago-area cultural heritage museums, centers and historical societies who span 28 neighborhoods and 7 suburbs in the Chicago area and represent over 30 different cultures from around the world.

If you'd like to support the Chicago Cultural Alliance click the link below https://bit.ly/2vPs27C

To learn more about The Chicago Cultural Alliance click here : http://bit.ly/2UaHBEL

Cafe in full swing. We are open until 4 p.m.
05/06/2019

Cafe in full swing. We are open until 4 p.m.

Swedish Fika pop-up café at the Museum today 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
05/06/2019

Swedish Fika pop-up café at the Museum today 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

May Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1554845
05/03/2019
May Events

May Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1554845

The Swedish magazine Hembakat (translated Home Baked) declared May 6 as the day to celebrate home baked goods. It is a day to take time out of our busy lives to find the joy in baking and happiness in the wonderful smells and the fact that you created something delicious. The Museum will host a Swed...

We were honored to have Swedish Archbishop Antje Jackelén at the Museum on Wednesday evening for a wonderful lecture. S...
05/02/2019

We were honored to have Swedish Archbishop Antje Jackelén at the Museum on Wednesday evening for a wonderful lecture. Special thanks to Honorary Consul General Gerd Sjögren for her assistance to make it happen.

Special visit from Sweden - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554841
04/29/2019
Special visit from Sweden

Special visit from Sweden - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554841

The Most Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén has been the archbishop of Uppsala and primate of the Church of Sweden since 2014, when she became Sweden’s first female archbishop. Before that, she was the bishop of Lund in Sweden and a professor of systematic theology/religion and science at the Lutheran Schoo...

Vasamuseet / The Vasa Museum
04/24/2019

Vasamuseet / The Vasa Museum

ON THIS DAY, the 24th of April, in 1961 Vasa was raised. But only three of the ship's 64 cannons were found. They are today on display in the Vasa Museum. Where are the others? We are going to find out! Today starts the project Finding the Vasa Cannon. We will search at the bottom of Stockholm harbour, in research archives of three countries and through citizen science. Follow the project! www.vasamuseet.se/finding-the-vasa-cannon
#findingthevasacannon

04/21/2019

The Museum is closed today for Easter Sunday.

04/19/2019

The Museum is open today, Good Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Swedish Historical Society
04/19/2019

Swedish Historical Society

SWEDISH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES
Swedish Good Friday Service
Zion Lutheran Church
925 Fifth Avenue, Rockford, IL
12:00 pm

Jodi Beach soloist
Join the Swedish Community Choir
Practice under direction of Jodi Beech at 11:15 am
Sermon in English
Liturgy and hymns in Swedish
Loose offering to cornucopia Pantry

For additional information:
Call Zion 815-964-4609

Lost Larson
04/18/2019

Lost Larson

Thank you @louisachu1 and @chicagotribune for featuring our croissants as some of the best in the city!
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Did you know that you can visit Pippi Longstockings home? It is the original house from the Swedish TV series aired in 1...
04/10/2019
Villa Villekulla

Did you know that you can visit Pippi Longstockings home? It is the original house from the Swedish TV series aired in 1969.

To find out what inspired Astrid Lindgren to create Pippi, come watch "Becoming Astrid" at the Swedish American Museum on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale on the Museum website.

Visit the home of Sweden's beloved fictional character, Pippi Longstocking.

Today the Museum celebrates its volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! If you are considering becoming a volun...
04/09/2019
Involvement Opportunities | Swedish American Museum

Today the Museum celebrates its volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! If you are considering becoming a volunteer at the Swedish American Museum here is the application form http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/involvement-opportunities

Involvement Opportunities Volunteers and interns have been an integral part of our museum since our inception in 1976. We wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for their hard work and dedication! The Museum is always hosting special events, workshops, and lectures providing cultural and education...

April Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1554805
04/02/2019
April Events

April Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1554805

We will continue watching Inspector Winter at the Museum Movie Night. Each episode can be watched independently. They are in Swedish with English subtitles.  Free event. Sandwiches available for purchase. 

Some successful April fools in Swedish media:1950: On April 1, 1950, the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (GP) report...
04/01/2019
Sweden - Nordstjernan

Some successful April fools in Swedish media:

1950: On April 1, 1950, the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (GP) reports that the island of Öland has loosened from the ocean bed and is floating towards the Swedish coast.

1962: Before there was such a thing as color TV in Sweden, Kjell Stensson explained, during a news segment on TV, that new equipment had been installed in the TV-building, which meant there was no need to buy a new TV in order to view programs in color. It was enough, Stensson said, to pull a nylon stocking over the TV screen.

1980: Daily newspaper DN reports on April 1 in 1980, that daylight savings time (“sommartid” in Swedish) has been introduced on the sly, without prior notice: All watches and clocks were currently wrong, nobody knew exactly what time it was and there was, according to DN, total chaos everywhere. In reality, daylight savings time was introduced on April 6 that same year, the first time for Sweden since 1917.

Swedish News in English from Sweden and all things Swedish in North America. For traditions, trivia, food, fashion and Sweden news.

Happy Waffle Day! - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554801
03/25/2019
Happy Waffle Day!

Happy Waffle Day! - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554801

In Sweden våffeldagen (waffle day) is celebrated on March 25. The Swedish American Museum is celebrating this with a pop-up café where you can try a Swedish waffle.  Eating waffles is an old tradition in Sweden, it can, in fact, be traced all the way back to medieval times. The name waffle day (v...

Things to Do in Chicago's Andersonville | Choose Chicago
03/23/2019
Things to Do in Chicago's Andersonville | Choose Chicago

Things to Do in Chicago's Andersonville | Choose Chicago

With its Swedish roots, quirky vibe, and proliferation of locally owned businesses, Andersonville is a neighborhood that’s hard to describe, but easy to love. Here

Fun Fashion Show to end the exhibit 'Colors of the North'
03/16/2019

Fun Fashion Show to end the exhibit 'Colors of the North'

Fashion Show - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554773
03/15/2019
Fashion Show

Fashion Show - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554773

As a finale of the exhibit “Colors of the North” by sisters Alison Aune and Kirsten Aune, currently on display in the Museum main gallery, there will be a fashion show displaying the colorful fabrics created by Kirsten. Kirsten work with textiles to create patterned and colorful works inspired b...

Consulate General of Sweden Chicago
03/14/2019
Consulate General of Sweden Chicago

Consulate General of Sweden Chicago

16-year old Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. You are not only an inspiration to children around the world but also a role model for adults. Keep up the good work! ☘️ 🌎 ⭐️ https://bit.ly/2Y1B7Hg

#YouthClimateStrike

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago
03/14/2019

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Will you be replaced by a robot? Is Artificial Intelligence the future? Join SACC Chicago and digital transformation industry veteran Sebastian Toro, U.S. CEO of NEW Innovation Management, to learn more about what the future workplace will look like and what is already happening today. Sebastian Toro will discuss the new digital workforce - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. NEW Innovation Management is a globally leading innovation agency with extensive experience helping companies leverage the benefits of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Join us March 20, to learn more about the future!

Click the link to read more and to RSVP!

https://conta.cc/2TnvYKl

Andersonville InSidewalk Sale has started. Soaps and candles on sale in the Museum Store.
03/08/2019

Andersonville InSidewalk Sale has started. Soaps and candles on sale in the Museum Store.

Sailing Stories - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554765
03/08/2019
Sailing Stories

Sailing Stories - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1554765

When Magnus Toren gave up his medical studies in Sweden in 1977 to sail around the world, he had no idea he would eventually wash up in Big Sur, fall in love, marry, and play an important role in preserving the memory of one of Americas great authors. With his skippers license his only formal degree...

We are about to open our pop-up cafe! Stop by for your semla between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or until we run out.
03/05/2019

We are about to open our pop-up cafe!
Stop by for your semla between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or until we run out.

Pancakes with Pippi is on March 9 at the Swedish American Museum! Reservations are required.
03/04/2019
Pippi Longstocking: The Story Behind Astrid Lindgren’s Classic Character

Pancakes with Pippi is on March 9 at the Swedish American Museum! Reservations are required.

“Pippi Longstocking” (Pippi Långstrump) is the world-renowned Swedish children’s novel by writer Astrid Lindgren, published by Rabén & Sjögren in 1945. The novel shares the adventures of a brazen, orphaned redhead named Pippi Longstocking. But how did the idea for Pippi come about?

Tuesday is semla day in Sweden. The Swedish American Museum will have a pop-up cafe where you can get yours or you can b...
03/03/2019
Recipe: Semlor Lenten buns - ScandiKitchen

Tuesday is semla day in Sweden. The Swedish American Museum will have a pop-up cafe where you can get yours or you can bake your own. Here is a nice recipe (some conversions necessary). Please share your own version in the comments below! #SwedeAmerican #SwedenInChicago

Our recipe for those delicious Swedish Lenten buns called 'Semlor'.

Address

5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL
60640

Clark Street CTA bus No. 22 and Foster Avenue bus No. 92 stop within 150 feet of the Museum. The CTA Red Line EL train stops at Berwyn. Our parking lot is located at the corner of Ashland and Foster, a half-block from the Museum. Limited spaces available on a first-come basis.

General information

The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Limited parking for Museum visitors is located at our lot on Ashland and Foster, a half-block from the Museum. Hours GENERAL MUSEUM: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. MUSEUM STORE: Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Swedish American Museum admission rates are the following: $4 adults $3 children/students/seniors, Museum members and children under one year-old are free $10 families Admission to the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration is included with Swedish American Museum admission. Free admission: second Tuesday of every month. Special group rates are available. Contact the Museum at 773.728.8111 to reserve a time for your group.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 728-8111

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