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.

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#OnThisDay in 1858, Sweden's King Gustav V was born.
06/16/2021

#OnThisDay in 1858, Sweden's King Gustav V was born.

#OnThisDay in 1858, Sweden's King Gustav V was born.

#OnThisDay in 1854, Jenny Nyström, a painter and illustrator, was born. She is mainly known for creating the Swedish ima...
06/15/2021

#OnThisDay in 1854, Jenny Nyström, a painter and illustrator, was born. She is mainly known for creating the Swedish image of the jultomte on numerous Christmas cards and magazine covers, thus linking the Swedish version of Santa Claus to the gnomes of Scandinavian folklore.

#OnThisDay in 1854, Jenny Nyström, a painter and illustrator, was born. She is mainly known for creating the Swedish image of the jultomte on numerous Christmas cards and magazine covers, thus linking the Swedish version of Santa Claus to the gnomes of Scandinavian folklore.

Treat yourself this Friday by ordering our freshly baked cinnamon rolls and almond tarts now! All orders have to be made...
06/15/2021

Treat yourself this Friday by ordering our freshly baked cinnamon rolls and almond tarts now! All orders have to be made by Thursday at 6 p.m. Pickup will be June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. 💙
To place your order, visit our website: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/order-to-go/

Treat yourself this Friday by ordering our freshly baked cinnamon rolls and almond tarts now! All orders have to be made by Thursday at 6 p.m. Pickup will be June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. 💙
To place your order, visit our website: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/order-to-go/

#OnThisDay in 2007, our "Blum-Olson: American Glass - Swedish Tradition" exhibit opened
06/14/2021

#OnThisDay in 2007, our "Blum-Olson: American Glass - Swedish Tradition" exhibit opened

#OnThisDay in 2007, our "Blum-Olson: American Glass - Swedish Tradition" exhibit opened

#OnThisDay in 1998, our founder Kurt Mathiasson was honored by the City of Chicago with an award naming a portion of Cla...
06/13/2021

#OnThisDay in 1998, our founder Kurt Mathiasson was honored by the City of Chicago with an award naming a portion of Clark Street, "Honorary Kurt Mathiasson Street," between Foster and Balmoral.

#OnThisDay in 1998, our founder Kurt Mathiasson was honored by the City of Chicago with an award naming a portion of Clark Street, "Honorary Kurt Mathiasson Street," between Foster and Balmoral.

#OnThisDay in 1974, the Francis Dewes mansion, home of the #Swedish Engineers Society, was designated a #Chicago Landmar...
06/12/2021

#OnThisDay in 1974, the Francis Dewes mansion, home of the #Swedish Engineers Society, was designated a #Chicago Landmark.

#OnThisDay in 1974, the Francis Dewes mansion, home of the #Swedish Engineers Society, was designated a #Chicago Landmark.

Summer Camp - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555866
06/12/2021
Summer Camp

Summer Camp - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555866

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join our ‘travels’ as we learn about some of the countries that Chicagoans have immigrated from. We will be creating works of art each day. There will also be special activities as we study Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, Ghana and China. We will spend time each day wo...

We love our new  kitchen towels and Swedish dish cloths from little duck + owl 💙 Inspired by Andersonville and one of ou...
06/10/2021

We love our new kitchen towels and Swedish dish cloths from little duck + owl 💙 Inspired by Andersonville and one of our favorite neighborhood traditions, Midsommarfest 💛
Stop by the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store this weekend to grab yours, then join us for some dancing around the Midsommar pole in our lot on Foster and Ashland 💐 Visit our website for more information and to sign up!
#andersonville #midsommar #dalahorse #littleduckandowl

We love our new kitchen towels and Swedish dish cloths from little duck + owl 💙 Inspired by Andersonville and one of our favorite neighborhood traditions, Midsommarfest 💛
Stop by the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store this weekend to grab yours, then join us for some dancing around the Midsommar pole in our lot on Foster and Ashland 💐 Visit our website for more information and to sign up!
#andersonville #midsommar #dalahorse #littleduckandowl

#OnThisDay in 1904, Swedish opera singer Folke Henry Jonsson was born. Known for singing leading bass roles, he also app...
06/09/2021

#OnThisDay in 1904, Swedish opera singer Folke Henry Jonsson was born. Known for singing leading bass roles, he also appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Magic Flute" and Roberto Rossellini's film "Giovanna d'Arco al rogo."

#OnThisDay in 1904, Swedish opera singer Folke Henry Jonsson was born. Known for singing leading bass roles, he also appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Magic Flute" and Roberto Rossellini's film "Giovanna d'Arco al rogo."

#OnThisDay in 793, the Viking Age begins as Norse warriors sack a British monastery at Lindisfarne.
06/08/2021

#OnThisDay in 793, the Viking Age begins as Norse warriors sack a British monastery at Lindisfarne.

#OnThisDay in 793, the Viking Age begins as Norse warriors sack a British monastery at Lindisfarne.

#OnThisDay in 1884, Ester Claesson, a Swedish landscaping pioneer, was born. She is considered to be Sweden's first fema...
06/07/2021

#OnThisDay in 1884, Ester Claesson, a Swedish landscaping pioneer, was born. She is considered to be Sweden's first female landscape architect.

#OnThisDay in 1884, Ester Claesson, a Swedish landscaping pioneer, was born. She is considered to be Sweden's first female landscape architect.

#OnThisDay in 1983, Swedish National Day begins as a tribute to the 1523 election of Gustavus Eriksson Vasa as king in D...
06/06/2021

#OnThisDay in 1983, Swedish National Day begins as a tribute to the 1523 election of Gustavus Eriksson Vasa as king in Dalarna. Prior to 1983, June 6 was celebrated as Swedish Flag Day. The first Swedish Flag Day was in 1916.

#OnThisDay in 1983, Swedish National Day begins as a tribute to the 1523 election of Gustavus Eriksson Vasa as king in Dalarna. Prior to 1983, June 6 was celebrated as Swedish Flag Day. The first Swedish Flag Day was in 1916.

#OnThisDay in 1991, the park house at Peterson Park was renovated and rededicated. Peterson Park, as well as Peterson Av...
06/05/2021

#OnThisDay in 1991, the park house at Peterson Park was renovated and rededicated. Peterson Park, as well as Peterson Avenue, are named for Pehr Samuel Peterson, once called "Chicago's Swedish Johnny Appleseed" whose Rosehill Nursery grew at least 60% of all the trees planted along public streets after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

#OnThisDay in 1991, the park house at Peterson Park was renovated and rededicated. Peterson Park, as well as Peterson Avenue, are named for Pehr Samuel Peterson, once called "Chicago's Swedish Johnny Appleseed" whose Rosehill Nursery grew at least 60% of all the trees planted along public streets after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Photos from Sweden.se's post
06/05/2021

Photos from Sweden.se's post

#OnThisDay in 2010, the traveling exhibit “17 Swedish Designers” opened at the Museum as part of its 2009-2011 U.S. tour...
06/04/2021

#OnThisDay in 2010, the traveling exhibit “17 Swedish Designers” opened at the Museum as part of its 2009-2011 U.S. tour. The exhibit featured 17 award-winning female artists specializing in textiles, furniture, glassworks, and other mediums.

#OnThisDay in 2010, the traveling exhibit “17 Swedish Designers” opened at the Museum as part of its 2009-2011 U.S. tour. The exhibit featured 17 award-winning female artists specializing in textiles, furniture, glassworks, and other mediums.

Sweden's National Day is June 6 💙💛 Celebrate with us at the Swedish American Museum this weekend!We will be welcoming vi...
06/04/2021

Sweden's National Day is June 6 💙💛 Celebrate with us at the Swedish American Museum this weekend!
We will be welcoming visitors for fika in the new courtyard this Sunday from 11-3.
While you're here, don't forget to stop in the Museum Store for all things blå och gul!
#swedishnationalday #nationaldag

Sweden's National Day is June 6 💙💛 Celebrate with us at the Swedish American Museum this weekend!
We will be welcoming visitors for fika in the new courtyard this Sunday from 11-3.
While you're here, don't forget to stop in the Museum Store for all things blå och gul!
#swedishnationalday #nationaldag

Happy birthday to #Swedish operatic baritone and Grammy winner, Peter Mattei, who was born #OnThisDay in 1965!
06/03/2021

Happy birthday to #Swedish operatic baritone and Grammy winner, Peter Mattei, who was born #OnThisDay in 1965!

Happy birthday to #Swedish operatic baritone and Grammy winner, Peter Mattei, who was born #OnThisDay in 1965!

#OnThisDay in 1676, the Swedish warship Kronan sank at the Battle of Öland. The location of the wreck was rediscovered i...
06/01/2021

#OnThisDay in 1676, the Swedish warship Kronan sank at the Battle of Öland. The location of the wreck was rediscovered in 1980 by Anders Franzén. In March of 1989, the Musuem hosted a lecture on that discovery. The artifacts are on display at the Kalmar County Museum in Sweden.

#OnThisDay in 1676, the Swedish warship Kronan sank at the Battle of Öland. The location of the wreck was rediscovered in 1980 by Anders Franzén. In March of 1989, the Musuem hosted a lecture on that discovery. The artifacts are on display at the Kalmar County Museum in Sweden.

June Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1555854
06/01/2021
June Events

June Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/w64vpi5hnl-1555854

Celebrate the Swedish National Day by visiting the Museums summer café. Our Museum courtyard  is ready to welcome you for a fika break. Make sure to tune in to the Swedish Consulate's page on June 6 to celebrate the day.

#OnThisDay in 2015, “Homage to the Tallgrass Prairie," an exhibit featuring the work of George Olson, closed. The Minnes...
05/31/2021

#OnThisDay in 2015, “Homage to the Tallgrass Prairie," an exhibit featuring the work of George Olson, closed. The Minnesota native and Augustana alum’s work focuses on native grasses and wildflowers of the North American Prairie

#OnThisDay in 2015, “Homage to the Tallgrass Prairie," an exhibit featuring the work of George Olson, closed. The Minnesota native and Augustana alum’s work focuses on native grasses and wildflowers of the North American Prairie

#OnThisDay in 1926, a statue of #SwedishAmerican inventor John Ericsson was unveiled in Washington, D.C. Most famous for...
05/29/2021

#OnThisDay in 1926, a statue of #SwedishAmerican inventor John Ericsson was unveiled in Washington, D.C. Most famous for his ship and propeller design, he is regarded as one of the most influential mechanical engineers of all time.

#OnThisDay in 1926, a statue of #SwedishAmerican inventor John Ericsson was unveiled in Washington, D.C. Most famous for his ship and propeller design, he is regarded as one of the most influential mechanical engineers of all time.

#OnThisDay in 1853, Carl Larsson, #Swedish painter of the Arts & Crafts movement, was born. His many paintings include w...
05/28/2021

#OnThisDay in 1853, Carl Larsson, #Swedish painter of the Arts & Crafts movement, was born. His many paintings include watercolors, frescoes and oils, such as this self-portrait. Larsson's work has been on display at the Museum during our Scandinavian Masters exhibits.

#OnThisDay in 1853, Carl Larsson, #Swedish painter of the Arts & Crafts movement, was born. His many paintings include watercolors, frescoes and oils, such as this self-portrait. Larsson's work has been on display at the Museum during our Scandinavian Masters exhibits.

#OnThisDay in 1939, Lena Anderson, Swedish children's author and illustrator, was born.
05/27/2021

#OnThisDay in 1939, Lena Anderson, Swedish children's author and illustrator, was born.

#OnThisDay in 1939, Lena Anderson, Swedish children's author and illustrator, was born.

Check out this photo from our collection taken by Selma Jacobson in 1957. This picture captures the time of year in #Swe...
05/27/2021

Check out this photo from our collection taken by Selma Jacobson in 1957. This picture captures the time of year in #Sweden when the reindeer move south to give birth to their calves in the spring. #onthisday

Check out this photo from our collection taken by Selma Jacobson in 1957. This picture captures the time of year in #Sweden when the reindeer move south to give birth to their calves in the spring. #onthisday

Tre Kronor Restaurant is currently open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, pick-up and curb-side service! For hours, loo...
05/25/2021

Tre Kronor Restaurant is currently open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, pick-up and curb-side service! For hours, look below:
Mon: Closed
Tue-Thu: 9am-7pm
Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 8am-8pm
Sun: 9am-3pm

Tre Kronor Restaurant is currently open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, pick-up and curb-side service! For hours, look below:
Mon: Closed
Tue-Thu: 9am-7pm
Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 8am-8pm
Sun: 9am-3pm

Add some sweetness to the end of your week! This week we are baking cinnamon rolls and cardamom bread. Freshly baked ord...
05/24/2021

Add some sweetness to the end of your week! This week we are baking cinnamon rolls and cardamom bread. Freshly baked orders have to be made by Thursday at 6 p.m. Pickup will be on Friday, noon – 4 p.m. 🤩 To order, click here: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/order-to-go/

Add some sweetness to the end of your week! This week we are baking cinnamon rolls and cardamom bread. Freshly baked orders have to be made by Thursday at 6 p.m. Pickup will be on Friday, noon – 4 p.m. 🤩 To order, click here: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/order-to-go/

SVEA Restaurant Andersonville is open for business once again! Offering a beautiful outdoor patio, you won’t want to mis...
05/21/2021

SVEA Restaurant Andersonville is open for business once again! Offering a beautiful outdoor patio, you won’t want to miss out on their delicious menu.
Hours:
Wednesday thru Sunday
7am-3pm closed Monday and Tuesday.
(Unless Monday is a holiday then 7-3 also)

This talk starts a virtual exhibit celebrating the diversity in the neighborhood of Andersonville, the diversity among S...
05/19/2021

This talk starts a virtual exhibit celebrating the diversity in the neighborhood of Andersonville, the diversity among Swedish-Americans, and the diversity of Swedes in Sweden. To learn more info, click here: http://ow.ly/BoqN50EPV0M

This talk starts a virtual exhibit celebrating the diversity in the neighborhood of Andersonville, the diversity among Swedish-Americans, and the diversity of Swedes in Sweden. To learn more info, click here: http://ow.ly/BoqN50EPV0M

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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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How will you celebrate Easter this year? Maybe try a Swedish Easter in a Box - delivered to your home.
So today I decided to make an old favorite from childhood...Pytt i Panna. Now ours as fried red skin potatoes, diced onions...salt pepper and some allspice...then chunks of braunschweiger and broken pieces of hardtack..fried in butter of course. So took me bak..it was delicious..when I looked it up on here no recipes were like mine. Anyone else use the braunschweiger??
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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Celebrate Midsummer with us in Sweden. VisitSweden is streaming Midsummer Live today. The first episode, from the south of Sweden where I live, just aired, and the next episode is in an hour. Welcome!
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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.
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