Swedish Historical Society

Swedish Historical Society Swedish Historical Society of Rockford Tours by appointment only Requires one week advance notice. Admission is $7 for non-members

Swedish Historical Society of Rockford Tours by appointment only Requires 48 hours advance notice

The countdown begins! Midsommar Fest happens on June 15th from 10 am - 3:00 pm! What are you most excited about this yea...
06/05/2019

The countdown begins! Midsommar Fest happens on June 15th from 10 am - 3:00 pm! What are you most excited about this year? 🇸🇪️😄

https://www.swedishhistorical.org/midsommar.html

#RockfordisSwedish #MidsommarFest #Swedesgottahavefun #SHS #gorockford

06/03/2019

🇸🇪Things Swedes do🇸🇪part 5: how to pronounce j and y

06/03/2019

🇸🇪Things Swedes do🇸🇪 part 4: not getting 🇺🇸small talk

06/02/2019

🇸🇪Things Swedes do🇸🇪 part 3: taking things literally

05/30/2019

🇸🇪Things Swedes do🇸🇪 part 2: FIKA

Last chance for MorMor's attic drop offs! Join us this Saturday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm at the Erlander Home Museum.Check...
05/30/2019

Last chance for MorMor's attic drop offs!

Join us this Saturday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm at the Erlander Home Museum.

Check the list and see if you have any items on our wish list!

05/27/2019

The Erlander Home Museum and Swedish Historical Society offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.🇱🇷

Embassy of Sweden in the U.S.
05/26/2019

Embassy of Sweden in the U.S.

Happy Swedish #MothersDay to all amazing moms 🎊🌺!
A work–life balance is important for Swedes, and the Swedish society is very family-friendly. For example, in 🇸🇪 parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted. #ThisisSweden
📸: Anna Hållams/imagebank.sweden.se

05/25/2019

Check out this new 🇸🇪🇺🇸educational and business partnership that will allow for more connections between the Rockford area and Sweden!

We have wonderful volunteers at SHS helping to beautify our grounds! Thank you to Phyllis Eklund and Ruth& Jeff Dahlberg...
05/24/2019

We have wonderful volunteers at SHS helping to beautify our grounds!

Thank you to Phyllis Eklund and Ruth& Jeff Dahlberg for their hosta donations. Thank you to Paul Johnson & Frances for planting these beautiful plants in the NCC back yard.

Thank you to Mr. John Messley for creating these beautiful Swedish shutters for our garage!

We cannot thank you all enough for what you do! 🇸🇪💙🌷

We need your help!Volunteers are needed for Midsommar on June 15th from 9:30 am -3:30 pm!We are in need of volunteers fo...
05/23/2019

We need your help!
Volunteers are needed for Midsommar on June 15th from 9:30 am -3:30 pm!

We are in need of volunteers for these areas of our
Midsommar Fest:

- Setup & Tear Down Team
- Children's Games & Crafts
- Mor Mor's Attic
- Bakery
- Flower Crown Making

We have two shifts available for volunteering that day, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Everyone that volunteers also receives a souvenir Swedish Historical Society volunteer shirt!

To volunteer for any of these areas, please contact the museum at 815-963-5559 or email [email protected].

05/20/2019

Our Board Co-President Linnea Bengtsson was invited by Pastor Ken Board, to play two 🇸🇪hymns at Pilgrim Baptist Church🇺🇸 yesterday. She played Guds kärlek är som stranden and Du är helig du är hel, two well known 🇸🇪hymns. Ps. Did you know that 🇸🇪is the third largest music exporter in the world!

05/17/2019

God Morgon!

The Erlander Home Museum and Swedish Historical Society offices will be closed Friday, May 17- Monday, May 20th.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21st for regular business hours.🇸🇪

We are excited to announce that Swingbilly RFD will join us on our Main Midsommar stage at 1:00 PM!We hope to see you th...
05/16/2019

We are excited to announce that Swingbilly RFD will join us on our Main Midsommar stage at 1:00 PM!

We hope to see you there to enjoy wonderful music, great food and experience what it is like to be Swedish (even just for one day!) 🇸🇪🌷💙

#RockfordisSwedish #Swedeforaday #midsommar #gorockford

05/15/2019

🇸🇪Midsommarfest🇸🇪☀️💐

Swedish Historical Society's cover photo
05/15/2019

Swedish Historical Society's cover photo

05/14/2019

Things 🇸🇪Swedes🇸🇪do! Part 1: Ströga

Embassy of Sweden in the U.S.
05/12/2019

Embassy of Sweden in the U.S.

Happy 🇺🇸 #MothersDay to all amazing moms! 🎉 In Sweden Mother’s Day (Mors Dag) is celebrated on the last Sunday in May. A work–life balance is important for Swedes and the Swedish society is very family-friendly. For example, in 🇸🇪 parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted. #ThisisSweden
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📸: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

05/12/2019

Our Swedish guests also surprised us with a few performances, including the Swedish National Anthem 🇸🇪

We had such a wonderful day with our Swedish guests from Swanson tours! The day began with a tour of the Erlander Home M...
05/12/2019

We had such a wonderful day with our Swedish guests from Swanson tours! The day began with a tour of the Erlander Home Museum and ended with a dinner at the Carlson farm. We enjoyed food, fellowship and beautiful music by The Lone Canary.

Thank you to the @RACVB for sponsoring this event and to Rockford Art Deli for sending home a piece of Rockford with our guests! #RockfordisSwedish #gorockford 🇸🇪🇺🇸

We are happy to announce that today, the John C. Nelson Memorial Playground was dedicated in our International Sister Ci...
05/11/2019

We are happy to announce that today, the John C. Nelson Memorial Playground was dedicated in our International Sister City Borgholm, Öland.

John wished to create a bridge between Rockford, IL and Öland, Sweden, a place from which his family emigrated. In 2002, John and Barbara Lunde co-chaired the committee to establish our International Sister City located in Borgholm, (Öland) Sweden. Once the Sister City relationship was created, a dream was born in John that featured children at its forefront. The playground will not only deepen the relationship between the our cities, but also serve future generations interested in our common bonds.

The John C. Nelson Memorial Playground honors a man that truly embodied what it means to be Swedish. The crowning jewel of the playground is a ship. The ship has been appropriately named after his dear friend and co-chair Barbara Lunde. The two were so closely connected in life and their hearts beat together for this project. We are so thrilled that they can be honored and remembered together 🇸🇪🇱🇷
Borgholms kommun #InternationalSisterCity #workingglocally #JCNplaygorund #RockfordisSwedish #gorockford

Richard and Mike Lunde are in Sweden. They will attend the dedication of the John C Nelson Playground in Borgholm this S...
05/09/2019

Richard and Mike Lunde are in Sweden. They will attend the dedication of the John C Nelson Playground in Borgholm this Saturday. They made a spontaneous stop in Lidköping and as you can tell from the pictures, got a warm welcome (including several fikas) by Lidköping´s Mayors and city leaders :-) 🇸🇪🇺🇸

05/08/2019
Borgholms kommun

Wonderful things are happening in our International Sister City of Borgholm, Sweden!

Did anyone see a sneak peak of the John C Nelson Memorial Playground that will be dedicated this Saturday? 🇸🇪🇱🇷🌷 #RockfordisSwedish #workglocally #internationalsistercity #gorockford

Det är mycket på gång nu i kommunen 😃 Här får du ett litet smakprov! #dethänderiborgholmskommun

05/02/2019
05/01/2019

Thank you so much WIFR channel 23, for the 🇸🇪🇺🇸Barbara Lunde Fika Room coverage🎥

🇸🇪🇺🇸A big thank you all our members and friends who come to the dedication of the Barbara Lunde Fika Room th...
04/29/2019

🇸🇪🇺🇸A big thank you all our members and friends who come to the dedication of the Barbara Lunde Fika Room this morning! Thanks to our media partners WREX and WIFR for coming too.

04/29/2019
I Love Sweden
04/28/2019

I Love Sweden

Swedish treats. What's your favorite? :)

04/26/2019
Our Board Co-President, Linnea Bengtsson met with Karin Abercrombie, Executive Director of the SwedishAmerican Museum in...
04/25/2019

Our Board Co-President, Linnea Bengtsson met with Karin Abercrombie, Executive Director of the SwedishAmerican Museum in Chicago today. Linnea returned the Sustainable Housing art exhibition that we have had on display at the Nordic Cultural Center, which we borrowed from Karin. Next time you visit the museum in Chicago make sure you make a ☕️fika stop at the 🇺🇸🇸🇪🇩🇰owned bakery, Lost Larson, just a few steps from the museum on Clark Street.

Our Board Co-President, Linnea Bengtsson is in Boston meeting with new 🇸🇪🇺🇸contacts, mainly from the Swedish...
04/24/2019

Our Board Co-President, Linnea Bengtsson is in Boston meeting with new 🇸🇪🇺🇸contacts, mainly from the SwedishAmerican Chamber of Commerce New England board. She is of course talking about Rockford and its proud Swedish heritage🇸🇪

Wishing all Glad Påsk !The museum and offices are closed Monday April 22nd in observance of the holiday 🌷Artist: Jen...
04/21/2019

Wishing all Glad Påsk !

The museum and offices are closed Monday April 22nd in observance of the holiday 🌷

Artist: Jenny Nyström (Swedish, 1854–1946)

SWEDISH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICESSwedish Good Friday ServiceZion Lutheran Church925 Fifth Avenue,  Rockford, IL12:00 pmJodi B...
04/18/2019

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

VisitSweden
04/18/2019
VisitSweden

VisitSweden

Today is Skärtorsdagen and the start of Easter celebrations! On Skärtorsdagen children dress up as Easter witches and go ‘trick or treating’ .

Waste management is a challenge worldwide. How do we turn waste into value? Of all the waste generated by #Swedish house...
04/18/2019

Waste management is a challenge worldwide. How do we turn waste into value? Of all the waste generated by #Swedish households, less than 1% is deposited in landfills. Of the recycled material, 35% is used for material recycling. How do you recycle? #SmartSocieties Learn more: bit.ly/1tvJk2h

Waste management is a challenge worldwide. How do we turn waste into value? Of all the waste generated by #Swedish households, less than 1% is deposited in landfills. Of the recycled material, 35% is used for material recycling. How do you recycle? #SmartSocieties Learn more: bit.ly/1tvJk2h
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📸: City of Stockholm/ imagebank.sweden.se

Midsommar meeting in process! Mark your calendar for June 15☀️🇸🇪🇺🇸
04/17/2019

Midsommar meeting in process! Mark your calendar for June 15☀️🇸🇪🇺🇸

04/16/2019

As a reminder, the museum and offices will be closed April 19th -22nd in observance of Good Friday and the Easter Holiday.

Come over to the Nordic Cultural Center and check out the amazing art work by Judy Barnard and Chuck Anderson👌🏽
04/13/2019

Come over to the Nordic Cultural Center and check out the amazing art work by Judy Barnard and Chuck Anderson👌🏽

We are open for Art Scene tonight! Välkommen!
04/13/2019

We are open for Art Scene tonight! Välkommen!

I Love Sweden
04/12/2019

I Love Sweden

Läckö castle with it's fantastic garden created by Brit Simon Irvine

Join us at the Nordic Cultural Center for Spring Art Scene 2019! The Nordic Cultural Center will be filled with various ...
04/10/2019

Join us at the Nordic Cultural Center for Spring Art Scene 2019!

The Nordic Cultural Center will be filled with various artists displaying their craft throughout our beautiful new facility!

The Nordic Cultural Center will be open April 12th from 5:00 -9:00 PM and April 13th 4:00 -9:00 PM.🇱🇷🇸🇪

http://www.springartscene.com/

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404 S 3rd St Rockford, IL, 61104
Rockford, IL
61104-2013

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