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November 23, 2014

The Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27.

We will be open again with our holiday hours on Friday, Nov. 28.

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Thank you to all contestants and tasters of our second Got Glogg?

The gallery space was filled with tasters and judges of 11 different glogg drinks on Friday evening, Nov. 21. Thanks to all who came to make this a fun event for all. Congratulations to Lenore Larson Johnson, our winner in 2014, and to runner up Tad Johnson.


Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays. Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.



“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.



Matching Gift Campaign for 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!

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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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