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January 2022

Genealogy Session ONLINE

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bishop Hill and the Vasa National Archives Presentation by Kathy Cuff Kathy Cuff works for the Vasa Order of America National Archive and Museum (VNA) in Bishop Hill, IL. She has filled the position of Manager-Archivist for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she worked as archivist for the oldest college in Tennessee, Tusculum University, in Greeneville, TN. Kathy will be presenting on the history of the Vasa Order and the genealogical collections at the VNA. The genealogical collections include…

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From Viking Age to Peace and Democracy ONLINE

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

Talk by Karin Moen Abercrombie and Anna Engström-Patel Sweden was an agricultural nation until industrialization arrived in the 1800’s. When LM Ericsson introduced the phone to Stockholm in 1880’s the capitol proved how ready it was for new ideas. With 5000 phones, Stockholm had more phones per capita than any other city in the world. This spirit lives on today, but instead of phones Stockholm produces more unicorns per capita than any other region in the world, except Silicon Valley,…

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Book Club Online

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. For the January event the author, Helen Lundström Erwin will join us for book club!! Here are the upcoming book club books: January Sour milk in sheep’s wool by Helen Lundström Erwin February Antiphony by Laila Stien March Pakkis by Khalid Hussain The books can be bought in the Museum Store. About Sour milk…

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Guided Tour

January 30 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with a guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as Andersonville in Chicago then and…

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February 2022

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

February 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional roots music. We teach by ear, review and share tunes. We are happy to take suggestions and love meeting new people. It’s a friendly group and we have folks joining in from across the country. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code. This is a…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional roots music. We teach by ear, review and share tunes. We are happy to take suggestions and love meeting new people. It’s a friendly group and we have folks joining in from across the country. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code. This is a…

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Genealogy Session ONLINE

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Swedish Settlements on the South Shore By Kenneth Schoon Immigrants from Sweden were the first non-English speaking people to move into the Indiana Dunes region and establish settlements.  Their legacy can be seen today. This program, and its accompanying book, note that these Swedes established more than a dozen local churches, most of which are still active today.  They built homes out of logs, lumber, and bricks, cleared and farmed the land, worked for the railroads and the brick factories,…

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Book Club Online

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: February Antiphony by Laila Stien March Pakkis by Khalid Hussain The books can be bought in the Museum Store. About Antiphony The narrator, a young social scientist who works for a newspaper in Oslo, goes to Northern Norway on leave after a colleague tells her she lacks…

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Guided Tour

February 27 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with a guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as Andersonville in Chicago then and…

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March 2022

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

March 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional roots music. We teach by ear, review and share tunes. We are happy to take suggestions and love meeting new people. It’s a friendly group and we have folks joining in from across the country. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code. This is a…

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