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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Join us on September 9th at 6:00 p.m. for this exclusive book talk with Jonas Hassen Khemiri. For more information, chec...
08/31/2020
The Family Clause | SH Events

Join us on September 9th at 6:00 p.m. for this exclusive book talk with Jonas Hassen Khemiri. For more information, check out the link below, or visit the Swedish American Museum's website.

Join us for the Lectures & Literary event The Family Clause on WED—September 9—7 PM (EDT) *This event will take place online as a Virtual Event.*

We‘re excited to share information about the VIRTUAL Nordic Genealogy Conference (Sept 26–27),featuring professional gen...
08/28/2020

We‘re excited to share information about the VIRTUAL Nordic Genealogy Conference (Sept 26–27),
featuring professional genealogists and subject matter experts from the Nordic countries and North
America. For information and to register: www.nordicmuseum.org/genealogyconferenc

REMINDER: Our Book Club is meeting this Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the book, "Yes, Chef!" There is al...
08/27/2020

REMINDER: Our Book Club is meeting this Saturday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the book, "Yes, Chef!" There is also still time to buy the book for next month's discussion. For all upcoming book club meetings, go here: http://ow.ly/yDTC50B9W0x

Would you like to practice speaking Swedish with others who are learning as well as a native speaker or two? We will get...
08/27/2020

Would you like to practice speaking Swedish with others who are learning as well as a native speaker or two? We will get together over Zoom for some informal conversation on Saturday, August 29th at 12:00 p.m. For more info and the weekly topic: http://ow.ly/khIB50B9VMj

Family festival is back again this year! Join us for some Pippi Longstocking themed activities and fun in the museum par...
08/27/2020

Family festival is back again this year! Join us for some Pippi Longstocking themed activities and fun in the museum parking lot! Festivities include games, crafts, giveaways, raffles and more.

This year we have to limit the number of guests at any one time and and will sanitize between groups. To guarantee a space for your family or group please sign up beforehand. For more information: http://ow.ly/HhI650B9UPf

Join us tomorrow for our weekly film discussion! We'll be discussing the movie 'Britt Marie Was Here" by Tuva Novotny. I...
08/26/2020

Join us tomorrow for our weekly film discussion! We'll be discussing the movie 'Britt Marie Was Here" by Tuva Novotny. It can be found on Amazon Prime. For more details: http://ow.ly/g9gM50B9TWR

Order fresh cinnamon rolls and dream cookies for pickup this Friday! Orders must be in by Thursday, August 27th at 6 p.m...
08/25/2020

Order fresh cinnamon rolls and dream cookies for pickup this Friday! Orders must be in by Thursday, August 27th at 6 p.m. To place your order, click this link: http://ow.ly/x4iN50B8Fob

This week's #fikafriday made extra special thanks to some new mugs and textiles from our Museum Store! Show us your favo...
08/21/2020

This week's #fikafriday made extra special thanks to some new mugs and textiles from our Museum Store! Show us your favorite Fika mug ☕

Today is #MuseumMaskDay. This isn’t our first rodeo! Did you know that approximately half of all Illinois’ registered nu...
08/20/2020

Today is #MuseumMaskDay. This isn’t our first rodeo! Did you know that approximately half of all Illinois’ registered nurses were serving with the military in WWI when the 1918 influenza pandemic started? Augustana Hospital, one of Chicago’s Swedish-American hospitals and nursing schools, was soon overwhelmed with influenza patients, but the healthcare workers didn’t give up and helped save countless Chicagoan lives. Today, our Augustana nurse models her historical gear but has a new COVID-19 era mask for extra protection!

Join us tomorrow, August 20th to discuss the film "Mother of Mine".  It is a 2005 Finnish film directed by Klaus Härö. T...
08/19/2020

Join us tomorrow, August 20th to discuss the film "Mother of Mine". It is a 2005 Finnish film directed by Klaus Härö. The film is based on a novel by Heikki Hietamies. The film can be found on Amazon Prime. For more information, follow the link: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/swedish-tv-series-6/

We can't get enough of these socks by Svensk Husman 🧦 Now available for kids and adults in our Museum Store. Shop with u...
08/19/2020

We can't get enough of these socks by Svensk Husman 🧦
Now available for kids and adults in our Museum Store.
Shop with us in person or from the comfort of your home! Visit our website or contact [email protected] for personal shopping 🛍️

This Weeks Museum Program - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555394
08/18/2020
This Weeks Museum Program

This Weeks Museum Program - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555394

Swedish smörgåstårta or sandwich cake is a very popular celebration lunch. Because of its elaborate designs and it being time consuming it is not something people eat on a daily basis but it is very appreciated among young and old. You will now have the opportunity to learn how to make your own. ...

All the wonderful Swedish treats you've been craving are being made in our kitchen this week! Order yours for pickup thi...
08/18/2020

All the wonderful Swedish treats you've been craving are being made in our kitchen this week! Order yours for pickup this Friday! The last order will be accepted Thursday, August 20th by 6 p.m. To order, go here: http://ow.ly/nbyk50B2xGy

08/18/2020
Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

There's something with the way Lennart Pittja of Sapmi Nature talks about his home that makes you happy.

08/15/2020

As a part of Chicago Cultural Alliance's Taste From Home, join the Swedish American Museum is learning the classic recipe: kladdkaka! To learn more about Taste From Home and the recipe, follow this link: http://ow.ly/AtnL50AZJjg

Come celebrate August with a new tune! Scandinavian Jam with Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler is online on the first and four...
08/14/2020

Come celebrate August with a new tune! Scandinavian Jam with Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler is online on the first and fourth Sunday of every month. Our next jam is Sunday, August 16th at 1:00 p.m. For more info: http://ow.ly/91iG50AZH52

Join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. for Prata Svenska! Would you like to practice speaking Swedish with others who are learning ...
08/14/2020

Join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. for Prata Svenska! Would you like to practice speaking Swedish with others who are learning as well as a native speaker or two? We will get together over Zoom for some informal conversation. More info: http://ow.ly/m3hg50AZFN6

Hitting a brick wall? Don’t let the virus keep you from breaking that genealogy brick wall. A panel of genealogists from...
08/13/2020

Hitting a brick wall? Don’t let the virus keep you from breaking that genealogy brick wall. A panel of genealogists from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago is ready to help via a Zoom meeting. For more info: http://ow.ly/XQSe50AZ1Id

Family Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555390
08/12/2020
Family Events

Family Events - https://mailchi.mp/samac/exploreswedishtraditions-1555390

Since you cannot come to the Museum for Hejsan!, we are coming to you. Hejsan is a story and playtime for children of elementary school age. Each session is 30-45 minutes depending on the number of children who attend. Each session has a different theme.

Since you cannot come to the Museum for Hejsan!, we are coming to you. Hejsan! is a story and playtime for children of e...
08/11/2020

Since you cannot come to the Museum for Hejsan!, we are coming to you. Hejsan! is a story and playtime for children of elementary school age. Join us to explore Swedish Christmas Traditions this Friday at 11 a.m. For registration, click here: http://ow.ly/htI250AWUA5

Order by Thursday, August 13th at 6 p.m. to ensure your fresh cinnamon rolls or mocha squares for pick up on Friday! You...
08/10/2020

Order by Thursday, August 13th at 6 p.m. to ensure your fresh cinnamon rolls or mocha squares for pick up on Friday! You don't want to miss out on adding these fresh, yummy treats to your fika. To order, click here: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/order-to-go/

This Weeks Museum Program - http://eepurl.com/hatYBb
08/10/2020
This Weeks Museum Program

This Weeks Museum Program - http://eepurl.com/hatYBb

Swedish smörgåstårta or sandwich cake is a very popular celebration lunch. Because of its elaborate designs and it being time consuming it is not something people eat on a daily basis but it is very appreciated among young and old. You will now have the opportunity to learn how to make your own. ...

Happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples! Read more about the Sami and their history below:
08/09/2020
Sami in Sweden

Happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples! Read more about the Sami and their history below:

The Sami are recognised by the UN as an indigenous people, with many old traditions. About 1 in 10 Swedish Sami herd reindeer, but many live modern lives.

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08/08/2020
The crayfish party | sweden.se

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The ideal August night is warm and tender, just perfect for a traditional crayfish party. All you need is some friends, a heap of freshly boiled crayfish,

Celebrating 3 years with the new Water Tower. It was a beautiful day on Aug. 8, 2017 when we all watched the water tower...
08/08/2020

Celebrating 3 years with the new Water Tower. It was a beautiful day on Aug. 8, 2017 when we all watched the water tower be replaced. Enjoy some of our photos.

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

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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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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Travel to Sweden and visit the places your ancestors came from. Join the Genealogical Adventures Tour 2020.
Stop by the Museum pop-up store - new for this year. Twice the amount of Christmas!!