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June 23, 2016

Målerås Glass Exhibit Opens June 23

Join us for the opening celebration of our latest exhibit and meet designer Ludvig Löfgren on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. This exhibit will feature works by two of the principal artists from Målerås Glasbruk—owner Mats Jonasson and designer Ludvig Löfgren. The first glassworks in Målerås, Sweden was founded in 1890. Now 125 years later, the same company continues to produce handmade Swedish crystal sculptures featuring wildlife, florals, Swedish icons and more.

Give to the Museum Day! is June 24

give-to-the-museum-day-final-donation-logoPlease consider making a donation in honor of the Swedish American Museum’s 40th anniversary and Give to the Museum Day! this Friday, June 24. During this special year, our Give to the Museum Day! goal is to raise $15,000 for Museum priorities, including our many programs, concerts, lectures, exhibits and special events, as well as providing general operating support for the Museum. Click here to learn how you can help! 

Children’s Museum Extended Hours

children's museum 2To celebrate the arrival of summer, the Children’s Museum will be open extended hours Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular weekday hours will resume on July 5. We will be closed on July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

Museum Celebrates 40 Years with #OnThisDay

Week 62016 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.

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.

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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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