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. Due to COVID-19 and our desire to keep our community and staff safe, we are offering online shopping and curbside pickup services only for our museum store. We are also offering virtual personal shopping, by appointment only. For more information, check out the links below: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/order-to-go/ https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/holiday-store/

Online services available; Pickup available

God Jul ("Merry Christmas") from the Swedish American Museum!
12/25/2020

God Jul ("Merry Christmas") from the Swedish American Museum!

Just because we're truly home for the holidays this year doesn't mean we have to miss out on beautiful Swedish tradition...
12/23/2020

Just because we're truly home for the holidays this year doesn't mean we have to miss out on beautiful Swedish traditions! Elsa Nilsson is a Swedish flutist from Gothenburg, Sweden. Based out of NYC for the past ten years, her band produces beautiful Christmas jazz music every December. If you want to check out her music, you can click below:
https://elsanilsson.bandcamp.com/album/dark-is-light-is

12/22/2020
Sweden.se

Sweden.se

Happy Fourth Sunday of Advent! Let's heat up some 'glögg', Swedish mulled wine, and be merry. 😍 Here's your recipe!

There is still a few hours left to order your Julmiddag meal! Ensure your meal by ordering by 6 p.m CST. Pickup will be ...
12/17/2020

There is still a few hours left to order your Julmiddag meal! Ensure your meal by ordering by 6 p.m CST. Pickup will be Sunday, Dec. 20th. For pricing information and ordering, click here: http://ow.ly/YyMy50COyIA

There is still a few hours left to order your Julmiddag meal! Ensure your meal by ordering by 6 p.m CST. Pickup will be ...
12/17/2020

There is still a few hours left to order your Julmiddag meal! Ensure your meal by ordering by 6 p.m CST. Pickup will be Sunday, Dec. 20th. For pricing information and ordering, click here: http://ow.ly/YyMy50COyIA

Bennison’s Bakery limpa and Andersonville Coffeecake will be available freshly baked for pick-up on December 17th and De...
12/16/2020

Bennison’s Bakery limpa and Andersonville Coffeecake will be available freshly baked for pick-up on December 17th and December 23rd. Pre-Orders must be placed no later than 1:30 p.m. on the day prior. To order, click here: http://ow.ly/MLSc50CMf9k

Photo belongs to Bennison's Bakery

Want to learn how to make your own Swedish treats at home? Join us on December 21st at 6:00 p.m. for our online Christma...
12/15/2020

Want to learn how to make your own Swedish treats at home? Join us on December 21st at 6:00 p.m. for our online Christmas Cookie event! You won't want to miss out - all attendees will be entered for a chance to win a gingerbread kit 🤩 For more info: http://ow.ly/GJHi50CMc7J

Freshly baked goods - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555654
12/15/2020
Freshly baked goods

Freshly baked goods - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555654

Dinner for one         Members $65 & non-members $70 Dinner for two         Members $130 & non-members $140 (might feed two adults and one child) Dinner for three       Members $195 & non-members $210 (three adults or two adults and two children) Dinner for four         Members $2...

Enjoy!
12/13/2020
Merula, Chicago

Enjoy!

We would like to bring you all light and virtual joy this Lucia morning.

12/13/2020
This years Lucia celebration will take place online. Join us on Facebook at noon when we will be livestreaming a small p...
12/11/2020

This years Lucia celebration will take place online. Join us on Facebook at noon when we will be livestreaming a small performance followed by Lucia from years past on both YouTube and our website at 1 p.m. Information here: http://ow.ly/47Ze50CJ5lF

This years Lucia celebration will take place online. Join us on Facebook at noon when we will be livestreaming a small p...
12/11/2020

This years Lucia celebration will take place online. Join us on Facebook at noon when we will be livestreaming a small performance followed by Lucia from years past on both YouTube and our website at 1 p.m. Information here: http://ow.ly/47Ze50CJ5lF

Make your Christmas month a Swedish one! The Swedish American Museum will be baking Lucia or Saffron buns in December!Yo...
12/08/2020

Make your Christmas month a Swedish one! The Swedish American Museum will be baking Lucia or Saffron buns in December!

You have three different days for pickup:
Friday, Dec. 11 after noon (last order taken on Dec. 10, 6 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 13 after noon (last order taken on Dec. 12, 6 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 18 after noon (last order taken on Dec. 17, 6 p.m.)

For ordering information, click here: http://ow.ly/e68Y50CFSbL

December Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1555518
12/07/2020
December Events

December Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1555518

Despite the fact that we can’t gather together for our beloved family event, Breakfast with Tomten, we have come up with a way to continue tradition in a new way. On Dec. 12, 2020 we are offering a family style curbside pick-up of a family style pancake breakfast. You can also pick up an optional ...

Julmarknad starts at 10 a.m. - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555642
12/05/2020
Julmarknad starts at 10 a.m.

Julmarknad starts at 10 a.m. - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555642

Like so many other things this year, Julmarknad will look a bit different too. Join us at 10 a.m. to meet our vendors via Zoom to see some of their products and be able to ask questions. Some of the items will be available until Christmas at the Museum for you to browse and buy during a personal sho...

Upcoming programs - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555634
12/03/2020
Upcoming programs

Upcoming programs - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555634

Like so many other things this year, Julmarknad will look a bit different too. On Saturday, Dec. 5 you will be able to meet our vendors via Zoom to see some of their products and be able to ask questions. Some of the items will be available until Christmas at the Museum for you to browse and buy dur...

Last chance - http://eepurl.com/hkwe2b
12/02/2020
Last chance

Last chance - http://eepurl.com/hkwe2b

There is still time to take part! You can still help the Museum make it through the year of Covid-19.   When you #GiveSwedish to the Swedish American Museum, you support field trips for hundreds of schoolchildren, lectures, cultural events and tours of our permanent exhibit “The Dream of America,...

There is still time to participate in #GivingTuesday! A gift to the Swedish American Museum is a gift to your community....
12/01/2020

There is still time to participate in #GivingTuesday! A gift to the Swedish American Museum is a gift to your community. Thank you for your support! Donate here: http://ow.ly/1Pun50CyCiZ

Today is #GivingTuesday! When you #GiveSwedish to the Swedish American Museum, you support field trips for hundreds of s...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday! When you #GiveSwedish to the Swedish American Museum, you support field trips for hundreds of schoolchildren, lectures, cultural events and tours of our permanent exhibit “The Dream of America,” which brings the story of immigration to life.

Give because you love Andersonville and the Swedish American Museum.
Give because you care about preserving the stories of immigrants, who call Chicago home.
Give because you want to support the only children’s museum dedicated to immigration.

Thank you for your support of the Swedish American Museum.
Don’t put it off! Make your donation NOW and don’t forget to share that you #GiveSwedish!

Donate here: http://ow.ly/8oZk50CyBL0

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555618
12/01/2020
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday!

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555618

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, followed by Giving Saturday and Museum Store Sunday. To end the days of giving and shopping we have  Giving Tuesday! Tomorrow we hope that you will choose to include the Swedish American Museum on your list of charities and non-profit organizations.  When you...

One more day until #GivingTuesday! Don’t put it off!  Make your donation NOW and don’t forget to share that you #GiveSwe...
11/30/2020

One more day until #GivingTuesday! Don’t put it off! Make your donation NOW and don’t forget to share that you #GiveSwedish! Donate here: http://ow.ly/QsSc50CyBpg

On Saturday, Dec. 5 you will be able to meet our vendors via Zoom to see some of their products and be able to ask quest...
11/30/2020

On Saturday, Dec. 5 you will be able to meet our vendors via Zoom to see some of their products and be able to ask questions. Some of the items will be available until Christmas at the museum for you to browse and buy during a personal shopping time or you can use the links below to visit the vendors websites.

For more information, follow the link below: http://ow.ly/sCeN50CyzAg

Our first #Julkatalog brings the charm of a Swedish Christmas Market straight to your home! Celebrate #MuseumStoreSunday...
11/29/2020

Our first #Julkatalog brings the charm of a Swedish Christmas Market straight to your home! Celebrate #MuseumStoreSunday with us by enjoying this fully remote shopping experience from the comfort of your couch.
Your purchase supports the Swedish American Museum, and allows us to continue providing exhibits, programs, and events for all ages! #beapatron #shopmuseumstores #alwaysandersonville

https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/holiday-catalog/

Today is Small Business Saturday so #ShopSmall! The Swedish American Museum is offering a free wooden Dala ornament with...
11/28/2020

Today is Small Business Saturday so #ShopSmall! The Swedish American Museum is offering a free wooden Dala ornament with purchase of $50 or more. Our shop is online only with options for curbside pickup! #AlwaysAndersonville Click here for more details: http://ow.ly/OF1P50CwA2c

Holiday Sales! CORRECTED - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555610
11/28/2020
Holiday Sales! CORRECTED

Holiday Sales! CORRECTED - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555610

Use coupon code "AlwaysAndersonville" to get: 15% off online orders (for shipping or curbside pick-up). The Museum will stay open until 7 p.m. for curbside pick-up on the Fridays leading up to Christmas in December.  & 20% off Christmas ornaments from our catalog or holiday store on fa la la la Fri...

Use code "AlwaysAndersonville" when you shop for exclusive deals online from shops all around the neighborhood! Fa-La-La...
11/27/2020

Use code "AlwaysAndersonville" when you shop for exclusive deals online from shops all around the neighborhood!
Fa-La-La-La-Fridays ONLY through Dec. 18:

15% off all Online orders
AND
20% off Ornaments from our Holiday Catalog

Always FREE curbside pick-up and personal shopping.
Stay safe while you #shopsmall #alwaysandersonville
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

Next Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday. We are asking you to help us through the year of Covid-19 with your donati...
11/27/2020

Next Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday. We are asking you to help us through the year of Covid-19 with your donation. Give because you care about preserving the stories of immigrants, who call Chicago home! #GiveSwedish https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/givingtuesday/

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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.

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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. Limited parking for Museum visitors is located at our lot on Ashland and Foster, a half-block from the Museum.

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I am sending you pictures of my GGgrandmother's (?) linen wall hanging which has been in my family for 175 years. We are unsure when it was made. We would like to have a museum take and display it because my 95 year old mother wants to cut it up and give everyone in the family a piece of it, which I don't want to see done. Are you interested in it? It is 5 feet wide and 25-30 feet long with fringe on one side. Do you know of any museum that would display it? Please contact me for details. [email protected]
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If I bought a ticket but can't come tonight for the book event can I pick up the book later at the museum?
My apologies in advance if this posting is not appropriate for this site. My husband, several of my cousins and I plan to travel to Sweden September, 2020. We want to visit the area where my paternal grandfather was born and raised. I hope that we might also make contact with relatives that still reside in the area. Since I have no information about those Swedish relatives I am at a loss to know how to proceed and seek your assistance. Here is what I know about my grandfather: Name – Manne Rask; Resided – Farm near Ryssbalt, Neder-Kalix, Sweden; Born – 1-20-1891; Immigrated to US – 11-26-06 on SS Caronia, Cunard Line through Ellis Island; Parents – Carl John Rask and Anna Margaret Oberg Rask; siblings: Nels John, Oscar, Carl Udvig, Erick August, and Esther Margaret. I believe that Esther Margaret immigrated to Chicago.