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10:00 am

Seeking a Better Life

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

Presented by Sue Nordstrom Follow the ancestors of one of our own members as Sue Nordstrom discusses their life in Sjöarp, Västra Ryd Parish in Östergötland, Sweden and factors that led them to leave their homeland in search for a better life.  Hear about their new life in Swedona, Illinois. There are strong indications that ... Read More

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11:00 am

Guided Tour for All Ages

March 23 @ 11:00 am
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

The Museum now offers guided tours of its permanent exhibit for all ages. This tour focus on immigration to America from Europe during 1800's to mid 1900's in general. It is the same great tour that children (up to high school aged) who come on school visits get to experience. This gives families the opportunity ... Read More

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3:00 pm

Gallery Walk

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

Ludvig Perés will walk you through his exhibit Klärobskyr that opened today. Klärobskyr is the Swedish word for the Italian Renaissance style of painting chiaroscuro, which translates to a combination of the words light and dark. The Swedish word, however, translates to the combination of the words clear and obscure. I play with the meaning ... Read More

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