Swedish American Museum Entrance

Latest News

December 20, 2014

Uncover Last Minute Deals at the Museum Store

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has several great specials this weekend. We have 20 percent off classic Brio toys as well as tomtar from Nääsgränsgården. All Lucia items are also on sale now through Christmas. Get 20 percent off Lucia dolls, books, candles and more. Finally, spend $50 or more Friday through Sunday and you can have a chance to win one of the large felt and lambswool tomte we have in stock–a $75 value!

‘Tis the Season: Make a Gift to the Museum

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 we kicked off our annual appeal alongside other not-for-profit organizations as part of #GivingTuesday. This holiday season please consider making a gift to the Museum for yourself or as a present to your loved ones.

Matching Gift Campaign Benefits the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

More Events at the Museum

Do you see your favorite event on our front page? If not, scroll through our sidebar menu (the top-right of the page) or click here to visit our complete online calendar of programs and events! Stay in touch with us too on Facebook, Twitter, or our E-blast mailing list-all of which you can sign up for on the lower right of the page!

Support the Museum

The Museum is thankful to all our members and donors for their support. To support the Museum, click here to make a donation



General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 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.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


Click to Visit

Donate to the Museum

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Sign up for our Newsletter!

Enter your email below:
For Email Marketing you can trust