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February 8, 2016

Museum Celebrates 40 Years with #OnThisDay

Week 52016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Swedish American Museum. Each day this year, we will feature a Swedish-American fact to commemorate our ‪#‎40YearsInAville‬ and the Swedish roots of our community. You can find these ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ facts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds as well as at the Museum’s front desk. Click here to see what you missed from the previous week.

Now Accepting Tantalizing Treasures Donations

SAM-TantalizingTreasures-blueongoldGet your spring cleaning done early this year and donate to the Tantalizing Treasures Sale, the Swedish American Museum’s biannual fundraiser to be held on April 16 this year. The Museum is currently accepting furniture, jewelry, household items, Swedish collectibles, art, silver, crystal, children’s items, and more. Donations for this year’s sale should be received by April 1. Click here to download the donation form. Have a large donation that you need to have arranged to be picked up or something you would like to sell on consignment? Fill out this supplement form and we will do our best to accommodate you. Remember that your donation is also tax-deductible as the Museum is a 501(c)(3)!

Coming Soon: Buzz Aldrin Education Cart

Buzz Aldrin ExhibitThe Buzz Aldrin Education Cart will soon make its debut at the Swedish American Museum and the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. This tech-equipped mobile exhibit will be used on a regular basis as part of our educational programming as well as during select school tours. Children’s Museum staff will teach about various topics relating to Buzz Aldrin and his exploration of the moon using components of the cart. With the cart’s ample magnetic and expandable surfaces, staff will be able to conduct lessons and experiments for both small and large groups. This complement to our Buzz Aldrin: Space Visionary exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Swedish Council of America.

More Events at the Museum

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