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    Annual Gala

    Join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary! Our annual fundraising event is a night of fun and celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American heritage and culture.


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    Sacred & Secular: Artwork of Stuart Carlson

    20 works of Stuart Carlson will be on exhibit in our first-floor gallery from Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Nov. 27.

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    40th Anniversary Campaign

    Thanks to your continued support, we have come a long way since we first opened our doors in 1976. With your help, we hope to take the Museum to even greater heights in the next 40 years and beyond.


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    Fun for the Family

    Our Children’s Museum lets kids experience immigration firsthand, while engaging in a myriad of historical tasks. Our 20-foot steamship will take them on a journey where they will learn about immigration to America.


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    In honor of our 40th anniversary, we are featuring a Swedish-American fact each day in 2016. Follow us for #‎OnThisDay facts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or click here to see what you missed last week!

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    Arts Organization of the Year

    The Swedish American Museum was awarded the honor of Arts Organization of the Year at the 2016 Andersonville Honors Gala.

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    Moon Mondays

    Explore the Buzz Aldrin education cart the first Monday of every month in our Space Visionary exhibit, located in the Brunk Children’s Museum!

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Visit Us

  • Swedish American Museum
  • 5211 N Clark St
  • Chicago, IL 60640
  • 773.728.8111


  • 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. — 4p.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.

Become a member today!

Upcoming Events

  1. Family Night

    October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Swedish Folk Textiles at Minasian Rug Company

    October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. “Songs from the sea / Havets sånger” exhibit closes

    October 30

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