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.

Let Santa be your next ride to the #SwedishAmericanMuseum! Below is the schedule for the CTA holiday fleet. You can ride...
11/30/2019
2019 CTA Holiday Train, Bus: See the Full Schedule

Let Santa be your next ride to the #SwedishAmericanMuseum! Below is the schedule for the CTA holiday fleet. You can ride the holiday #22 bus to N Clark/Foster or the holiday red line to Berwyn! 🚌❄️🚃🎄

Santa's sleigh just got a lot bigger.

Today is Small Business Saturday! Find amazing gifts and decorations in the Museum’s Holiday POP-up store.
11/30/2019

Today is Small Business Saturday! Find amazing gifts and decorations in the Museum’s Holiday POP-up store.

11/29/2019
Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

At this time of the year, for 30 years in a row, the original Icehotel has been under construction here in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland.
And this year is no different from any other. Talented artists from all over the world are gathered here to make one of the world's most unique hotels.
A hotel where the rooms are always changing.

11/28/2019

The Swedish American Museum is closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd is #GivingTuesday! When you #GiveSwedish to the Swedish American Museum, you support field trips for h...
11/27/2019

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 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 care about preserving the stories of immigrants, who call Chicago home.

To give, go to our website www.swedishamericanmuseum.org on Dec. 3rd, and click on the #GiveSwedish button.

If you donate with PayPal, not only will they waive the processing fee on donations made on #GivingTuesday, but they will also match 1% of the total donated to us that day. To donate with Paypal, follow this link: http://ow.ly/VkNo50xd6Pq

Thank you for your continued support of the Swedish American Museum 💓

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
11/27/2019

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

One more week until JOY On Clark Street. Reserve your spot today for this 60+ event full of discounts, drinks and more on December 3 from 11-4PM: https://forms.gle/vQnTPfxRUzicb8L86

Dispensary 33 will be tabling at the event to talk about recreational cannabis.

Holiday music provided by Ariel Glassman.

Thank you to our event sponsors: North Side Federal, Artis Senior Living of Lakeview, Pearle Vision, Ellen Baren Real Estate Group, and Home Care Assistance Chicago.

There is a Tomte for everyone in the Swedish American Museum holiday pop-up store.
11/26/2019

There is a Tomte for everyone in the Swedish American Museum holiday pop-up store.

Some beautiful creations from our Dala horse painting this afternoon! 💗❤️ #SwedishAmericanMuseum
11/23/2019

Some beautiful creations from our Dala horse painting this afternoon! 💗❤️ #SwedishAmericanMuseum

11/22/2019

Looking forward to Got Glögg tonight !
Please note that the event is completely SOLD OUT and NO tickets are available at the door.

Looking for a way to get creative this weekend? Come paint your own #dala horse at the #SwedishAmericanMuseum tomorrow a...
11/22/2019

Looking for a way to get creative this weekend? Come paint your own #dala horse at the #SwedishAmericanMuseum tomorrow at 1 p.m.! We have different sizes for children and adults, so bring the whole family. Tickets: http://ow.ly/yvT150xd8vw

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd is #GivingTuesday! When you #GiveSwedish to the Swedish American Museum, you support field trips for h...
11/20/2019

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 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 care about preserving the stories of immigrants, who call Chicago home.

To give, go to our website www.swedishamericanmuseum.org on Dec. 3rd, and click on the #GiveSwedish button.

If you donate with PayPal, not only will they waive the processing fee on donations made on #GivingTuesday, but they will also match 1% of the total donated to us that day. To donate with Paypal, follow this link: http://ow.ly/VkNo50xd6Pq

Thank you for your continued support of the Swedish American Museum 💓

Our holiday pop-up store opens TODAY! Come to the #SwedishAmericanMuseum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to browse our extended s...
11/18/2019

Our holiday pop-up store opens TODAY! Come to the #SwedishAmericanMuseum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to browse our extended selection of holiday gifts and must-haves.

Do you make the best glögg? If so, are you willing to put your glögg to the ultimate test? Good news - there is still ti...
11/16/2019
Got Glögg? | Swedish American Museum

Do you make the best glögg? If so, are you willing to put your glögg to the ultimate test? Good news - there is still time to sign up as a competitor for our "Got Glögg?" contest! Winning means gaining unlimited bragging rights. Registration along with more information is available below: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/got-glogg/

Got Glögg? Glögg, mulled wine, is a vital part of the Christmas season for Swedes. Join us for this competition to see who really has the best glögg in Chicago. If you are interested in competing in this year’s glögg contest please fill out the form below. Please bring a minimum of 4 liters (o...

11/15/2019

Come visit our Holiday Pop-up Store next door to the Museum. Soft opening today until 6 p.m. and then open for the season starting this Monday.

Who is waking up early tomorrow to see if #Sweden will qualify for the #UEFAEURO2020? #TeamSweden #GoSweden http://ow.ly...
11/15/2019
Romania-Sweden | European Qualifiers

Who is waking up early tomorrow to see if #Sweden will qualify for the #UEFAEURO2020? #TeamSweden #GoSweden http://ow.ly/fBek50wOTAQ

UEFA.com is the official site of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe. UEFA works to promote, protect and develop European football across its 55 member associations and organises some of the world’s most famous football competitions, incl...

TODAY! Pop-up café at the museum! Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for some delicious Swedish cheesecake in celebra...
11/15/2019

TODAY! Pop-up café at the museum! Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for some delicious Swedish cheesecake in celebration of Ostkakans dag! Grab a slice along with a beverage for $6.

Don’t forget to stop by the Museum tomorrow for Swedish cheesecake pop-up cafe!! 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
11/15/2019

Don’t forget to stop by the Museum tomorrow for Swedish cheesecake pop-up cafe!! 11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

#HappyVeteransDay! The museum is open today from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Children's Museum is also open from 1:00pm to 4:...
11/11/2019

#HappyVeteransDay! The museum is open today from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Children's Museum is also open from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Come and stop in!

11/10/2019
Sweden.se

Sweden.se

Today, on Swedish Father's Day, we want to spread the love to all fabulous fathers out there. 💓🎉 What makes a good dad, according to you?

So proud to be a part of the best neighborhood in Chicago 🥰
11/09/2019
Best overall neighborhood

So proud to be a part of the best neighborhood in Chicago 🥰

Andersonville  Runner-Up Logan Square   Finalists: Lincoln Square, Rogers Park, Lakeview...

11/09/2019
Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

Five kilometres from where the public road ends in Kangosfors is where you find Pinetree Lodge in Särkimukka. Four people live there: Johan, Sara and their two children. And their 197 huskies.

What's better on a cold day than snuggling up with a good book? Here is a list of 10 must read Swedish novels to add to ...
11/04/2019
10 must-read Swedish books | Official site of Sweden

What's better on a cold day than snuggling up with a good book? Here is a list of 10 must read Swedish novels to add to your winter reading list: http://ow.ly/F42750wUSNc

Top 10 Swedish books set to fill your daily commute with love, horror, humour and greed. Swedish literature is more than Stieg Larsson and Astrid Lindgren.

As the holiday season begins, don't forget to check out all of the fun, festive events being offered by us at the #Swedi...
11/01/2019

As the holiday season begins, don't forget to check out all of the fun, festive events being offered by us at the #SwedishAmericanMuseum! You can find more information on our website's calendar here: http://ow.ly/gDVQ50wUS45 #andersonville

November Events - http://eepurl.com/gHW3N9
11/01/2019
November Events

November Events - http://eepurl.com/gHW3N9

The Swedish sticky chocolate cake is a close relative to the brownie, just stickier because of its lack of a rising agent. No one knows how this recipe came about but it is one of the most commonly baked cakes in Sweden today. There are many different variations and Facebook groups dedicated to the....

Happy #NationalCatDay!
10/29/2019

Happy #NationalCatDay!

Aspire! Gala - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555033
10/23/2019
Aspire! Gala

Aspire! Gala - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555033

The Swedish American Museum's annual fundraising event is fast approaching. There is still time to get involved. You can buy a ticket to attend, donate if you are unable to come or get your raffle tickets. The tickets can be bought in advance (see below) and you do not have to attend the Gala to win...

CPS Strike Camp - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555041
10/23/2019
CPS Strike Camp

CPS Strike Camp - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555041

The Swedish American Museum will offer one day camps during the teachers strike. We are now taking registrations for Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25. Registrations after 10 p.m. the night before are not guaranteed. Look for a confirmation email or call the Museum before heading out in the morn...

#Onthisday in 1833, Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel was born. While he is most famous for founding the Nobel p...
10/21/2019
Alfred Nobel’s will

#Onthisday in 1833, Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel was born. While he is most famous for founding the Nobel prize, he also invented dynamite! Click below to learn more: https://www.nobelprize.org/alfred-nobel/

On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize. His f...

Honorary Consulate of Sweden Chicago
10/18/2019

Honorary Consulate of Sweden Chicago

This week (Oct. 16 - Oct. 21) #SwedenInChicago 🇸🇪
Friday: Film Showing of "Nice People" @ Swedish American Museum 👉 swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/film-showing-of-nice-people/ // "Hejsan!" - story and craft time @ Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration / Swedish American Museum 👉http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/hejsan-16/
Saturday: Open House Chicago - free admission and longer hours all weekend @ Swedish American Museum.
Sunday: Open House Chicago // Book Presentation and Work Shop with Maria Ribbing Cornell and Nicholas Cornell - "The Boy and the Tree" 👉http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/the-boy-and-the-tree/
Monday: Adventures in Sweden Camp @ Swedish American Museum - the Museum will offer 1 day camps during the teachers strike 👉 http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/adventures-in-sweden-camp/

Dreaming of the weekend? We are too 😍 Take a look at all of the amazing events we are hosting at the #SwedishAmericanMus...
10/17/2019

Dreaming of the weekend? We are too 😍 Take a look at all of the amazing events we are hosting at the #SwedishAmericanMuseum by clicking on the link below:
http://ow.ly/Sebr50wK52g

October 16th is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! We are proud to be a part of the #Andersonville community! F...
10/16/2019

October 16th is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! We are proud to be a part of the #Andersonville community! Follow Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the place we call home and how to continue to support local businesses.

Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay2019. The Sámi people have inhabited parts of modern day Sweden for thousands of years. To...
10/14/2019

Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay2019. The Sámi people have inhabited parts of modern day Sweden for thousands of years. To learn more about their history and culture, follow this link: http://ow.ly/adH550wK2OR

10/13/2019
Swedish Lapland

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Pretty much everything is considered totally awesome when outdoor enthusiast Pär Innala describes the variety of skating opportunities that Swedish Lapland presents. From the mountains, all the way down to the Bay of Bothnia.

Is your child a budding artist? Check out this cool competition IKEA USA is offering!https://info.ikea-usa.com/softtoy/?...
10/12/2019
IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition

Is your child a budding artist? Check out this cool competition IKEA USA is offering!

https://info.ikea-usa.com/softtoy/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=soft_toy_submission&utm_content=soft_toy_announce&utm_term=engagements#__prclt=TT3MHtsK

Children 12 and under can enter the IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition for a chance to see their characters come to life. The Soft Toy winning drawings will be made into toys and sold as part of the SAGOSKATT collection ay IKEA in Fall of 2019.

This Weekend at the Museum - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555029
10/08/2019
This Weekend at the Museum

This Weekend at the Museum - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555029

The Swedish band Sunset Serenaders plays an irresistible mix of American Tin Pan Alley, blues and Hawaiian music – all from the prohibition era – with lots of harmony vocals. It is the only steel guitar driven band to focus on this style of music today. The members, who all sing, are Robert Spå...

Sweden.se
10/06/2019

Sweden.se

This is Långe Jan – 'Tall Jan'! Well-deserved name as this is Sweden's tallest lighthouse, an impressive 42 metres! Built in 1785, located on Swedish second-largest island.
Scrollable photo: Jann Lipka

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: These hours are in effect until July 28 Monday – 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: $6 adults $4 children/students/seniors $15 families Museum members and children under one year-old are free 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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