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April 13, 2014

It’s an Easter Smörgåsbord!

Celebrate Easter with your friends and family at the Swedish American Museum’s traditional Easter smörgåsbord catered by Tre Kronor. There will also be fun activities for kids including an Easter egg hunt around the Museum! To make your reservations and learn more about the event click here.

Extended Brunk Hours and Special Easter Activities

Looking for something to do with the kids now that Chicago Public Schools are out? Join us for Easter-themed activities all week long at the Swedish American Museum and Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. Kids will have fun learning about all the interesting Swedish Easter traditions from creating Easter trees with feathers to dressing up as witches! The Children’s Museum will have extended hours Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click on the daily listings in our calendar to get more details.

Museum Store is Open Friday;
Museum Closed Friday and Sunday

The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open on Friday, April 18, while the rest of the Museum will be closed for Good Friday. The Museum Store and Museum will both be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter. The Museum is open as regularly scheduled onSaturday, April 19.

We Need Your Help! Donate to the Water Tower Fund

As you can imagine the cost to remove the historic water tower tank from the roof of the Museum alone was great. As a symbol of Andersonville, we hope to be able to repair and renovate the water tower so it can once again return to the roof of the Museum. If that is not possible, we want to make sure that any new solution would include creating a new iconic landmark for our neighborhood that would honor Andersonville’s Swedish heritage. In order to do this we need your help! You may donate below via PayPal or by mailing or dropping off a gift directly to the Museum.

So far with help from Groupon Grassroots and our generous Museum and neighborhood family, we have raised close to $30,000. We still have much further to go in order to restore the water tower tank, but every donation helps bring this historic landmark back to its rightful place in the Andersonville skyline. Thank you for your support!

Parking Lot is Closed

As you may be aware, the water tower tank is awaiting further inspection in our parking lot. Please note that because of this the parking lot is closed and not available for free parking at this time. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.

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


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