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July 27, 2015

You Are Beautiful!

The Swedish American Museum is proud to support the “You Are Beautiful” campaign. Andersonville’s “You Are Beautiful” sign can be found at the Museum’s parking lot at the corner of Ashland and Foster. This installation is brought to you by eco-Andersonville, an initiative of the Andersonville Development Corporation, and Matthew Hoffman, founder of the “You Are Beautiful” project. Hoffman’s installations can now be found throughout Chicago as a result of his “All City” campaign: a project aimed at bringing a “grand-scale message of positivity to neighborhoods throughout Chicago”.

To learn more, visit the You Are Beautiful website and Andersonville’s You Are Beautiful KickStarter campaign.

Uncover the History of Andersonville

This Thursday learn about the Swedish heritage in Andersonville with a guided tour led by the Swedish American Museum. Cost is $5 per person and includes admission to the Museum and a copy of the walking tour booklet. Museum members pay only $1 for the booklet. Guided tours will start and end at the Museum on the last Thursday of the month June through September leaving at 1 p.m.

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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.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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  • Chicago, IL 60640


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