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July 18, 2016

Welcome Reception for the Draken Harald Hårfagre

draken2Join us for the exciting welcome reception of the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built since the Viking era, on Wednesday, July 27 at Navy Pier. Meet the international crew and captain and learn more about their voyage from Norway to North America. Click here for more information and track her progress on Facebook.


Pioneer the World Day Camp

Pioneer Camp LogoTravel the world without leaving Chicago! Come and explore the food, dance, folk art, and culture of a different country each day in our Pioneer the World Day Camp. Campers end the week with their very own World’s Fair to show off their work to the public! Pioneer Camp is always packed with fun and adventure for children ages 6 to 10. Session II starts Monday, Aug. 8. Click here for more info and register today!


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

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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



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