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Annual Gala

November 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Aspire logoThe Swedish American Museum’s annual fundraising event is a night of fun and celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American heritage and culture. A silent auction is held, and Museum guests are treated to a night of celebration of the Museum’s mission and accomplishments.

Our annual dinner, dance, and auction to benefit the Swedish American Museum will be held at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. This year we will be honoring 40th ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor and 48th ward Alderman Harry Osterman. We honor these gentlemen as a measure of our appreciation and gratitude for their support for the Museum and its endeavors. They embody the true meaning of public service and have many times provided guidance and paved the way to assist the Museum in its ambitions.

Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, the program, and dancing. The event is black tie optional.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Sara Dinges, executive director of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. Entertainment will be provided by Hugh Too and members of the New Trier High School Orchestra Program: Maia Law (violin), Lydia Kaup (violin), Maeve Eskandari (viola) and Mia Gabelev (cello).

Tickets to the Gala can be purchased below or by check by mailing or submitting the reply card in-person at the Museum. The invitation can be downloaded here. Raffle tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Museum or can be reserved using the reply card that can be returned by mail to the Museum. All proceeds benefit the Swedish American Museum. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

2017 Annual Benefit Gala

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to donate an item to our silent auction, please click here to visit the Annual Gala page.

Raffle Terms and Conditions: 
• air fare is not included
• reservations are dependent upon availability
• accommodations can be upgraded at the time the reservation is made
• the winner has 18 months to take the trip


November 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Sunset Ridge Country Club
2100 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, IL 60093 United States
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