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October 2021

Baking Class In Person

October 19 @ 6:00 pm

This fall the Museum is offering two different baking classes held both in person and online. In October we will learn how to bake Swedish Cheesecake and in November we will prepare for the holidays by baking Swedish traditional holiday cookies. The Swedish Cheesecake is very different from the one we can get here in the US. The texture is different, it has a subtle taste of almond and its often served warm with jam. The in person class has…

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Genealogy Session Online

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discovering the History of my Ancestors by Sally Williams Sally Williams embarked on researching her family history to try to understand why her Swedish grandparents immigrated to the US in the late 19th century. What she discovered was more than she bargained for. She will take us on a journey from Swedish explorers traversing the globe and bringing home what they learned from other cultures, to the conditions of peasant life in the early 1900s that caused Swedes to migrate…

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Knit Club in Person

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Swedish American Museum knitting group! All knitting levels are welcome. Share some of your favorite patterns and learn from each other. There will also be a chance to learn some specifically Swedish knitting patterns and techniques. This event is free and reservations can be made by emailing museum@samac.org To take part in an in person event at the Swedish American Museum you need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of…

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Movie Discussion Online

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are watching movies as a book club. Watch the movie at your own time and join us via Zoom for a discussion. We will watch the newly released "Bergman Island" www.bergmanisland.movie This is a free event. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860 Meeting ID: 884 8708 4860 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88487084860# US (Chicago) +13017158592,,88487084860# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 669…

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Andersonville Walking Tour

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Swedish American Museum will take you on a tour of Swedish Andersonville. Learn about the Swedish heritage of the neighborhood, and what Swedish things you can still find today. The price includes a copy of the guided tour and admission to the Museum. We meet in front of the Museum. Choose tour Oct. 30 member $10.00 USD Oct. 30 non-member $15.00 USD

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Prata Svenska Online

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Would you like to practice speaking Swedish with others who are learning as well as a native speaker or two? We will get together over Zoom for some informal conversation. Each session we will decide on a topic for conversation for the following session. If you have questions, feel free to contact Karin Moen Abercrombie at kabercrombie@samac.org This event is free. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777 Meeting ID: 857 7239 3777 One tap mobile +13126266799,,85772393777# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,85772393777# US (New York)…

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Pop-up Café Swedish Pancake Lunch

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Museum will host a pop-up café in it's main gallery for a Swedish Pancake lunch. Enjoy the thin Swedish pancake with lingonberry jam and sausage.

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Book Club Online

October 30 @ 1:00 pm

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries. This is a free event and you can register by emailing museum@samac.org. Here are the upcoming book club books: October – Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard November – Stallo by Stefan Spjut December – The Saga of Gosta Bergling by Selma Lagerlöf (updated book) The book can be bought in the Museum Store. About Autumn From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one…

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November 2021

Aspire! Gala 2021

November 6 @ 6:00 pm

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Dala Horse Decoration in Person

November 10 @ 6:00 pm

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