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September 1, 2015

The Museum will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day!

Peter Nordberg Rocks the Museum

PNordbergJoin us for an evening concert on Friday, Sept. 11 as Peter Nordberg returns to the Swedish American Museum to play songs from throughout his career in an intimate concert that honors the journey of “Finding Home.” This concert is a final celebration of the Swedish American Museum’s current exhibit “Chicago’s Families: Finding Home,” a project of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which will close on Sunday, Sept. 13. Read more about Peter and the concert here.

Calling All Vikings!

Viking GirlCome dressed in your best Viking attire and be prepared to do battle with some delicious Swedish pancakes at our Viking Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 12. We will be serving pancakes at a pop-up café in our gallery from 9 a.m.to 11 a.m. for a donation of $5/serving. During that time there will also be a Viking meet and greet along with crafts in the gallery. From 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. the fierce crafts continue in the third floor classroom. Reservations to this relaxed and fun family event are appreciated and can be made via email.

Water Tower Fund Can Drive Ends This Month

Displaying cans and collecting donations for the Water Tower Fund has helped us achieve over $1000 of our $150,000 target to design, build and place a replica of the Andersonville Water Tower on the roof of the Swedish American Museum. With nearly $120,000 donated in total so far to the special fund, the Swedish American Museum is ready to enter the final phase of raising the amount needed to recreate this treasured landmark in Andersonville. We want to thank all who collected money for the Water Tower Fund during our can drive, which we are now bringing to a close. If you still have one of our collection cans, please return it to the Museum by the end of this month. Thank you again for your support and for contributing to the great community spirit we have here in Andersonville!

Friends, Food and Fun at the Three Crowns Ball

SAM Three Crowns Ball 2015-8aWe will honor the North Park University’s Center for Scandinavian Studies and Dr. Charles Peterson. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at our annual dinner dance, and auction to benefit the Swedish American Museum. This year’s ball will be held at the Crystal Ballroom in Evanston. To buy your ticket to this grand event or to find out more about the evening click here.

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Hours

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.

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  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640

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