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February 22, 2015

Learn About the Swedish Heritage of Chicago

On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. join the Nordic Family Genealogy Center as we watch the WTTW documentary, “Swedes in Chicago.” Cost is free for Nordic Family Genealogy Center members; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email to genealogy@samac.org. Following the genealogy session you can also enjoy a guided tour of our permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” The tour starts at 1 p.m. and costs $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and members are free. Space is limited so reservations are recommended and can be made via email to museum@samac.org.

Don’t Miss the Spring Herring Breakfast

Join us for a traditional fried herring breakfast on Sunday, March 1 which includes meatballs, potato sausage, and much more. The brunch is catered by the always-great Tre Kronor Restaurant. Pre-paid and confirmed reservations are required, so click here to make your reservations today!

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  • Chicago, IL 60640


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