Pop-up café

Stop by the Museum for a fika at our pop-up café. You will always find Cinnamon rolls and Swedish coffee in addition to some other delicious baked goods and sandwiches in the Museum’s main gallery. Enjoy the art while taking some time to relax.

Pop-up café

Stop by the Museum for a fika at our pop-up café. You will always find Cinnamon rolls and Swedish coffee in addition to some other delicious baked goods and sandwiches in the Museum’s main gallery. Enjoy the art while taking some time to relax.

Petter Wahlbäck Concert

Petter Wahlbäck is an award-winning Swedish composer and sound designer working out of Chicago. Petter’s main areas of focus are music for media and performing arts. Recent theater sound and music credits include the Eurydice, Requiem for a Heavyweight, By the Bog of Cats, Ada and the Engine, and Vanya on the Plains by the ... Read More

Guided Tour

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 ... Read More

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

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 ... Read More

Sofia Talvik Concert at Tre Kronor

Sofia Talvik - Americana / Folk with Swedish Roots Sofia Talvik is a rare artist and an avid storyteller with a voice comparable to giants like Joni Mitchell, or as the Folk/Americana Magazine NoDepression said it ”A singer/songwriter who is able to evoke the essence of Laurel Canyon circa the ‘60s as expressed in the ... Read More

Walking Tour of Andersonville

Learn about the Swedish heritage in Andersonville with a guided tour led by the Swedish American Museum. Cost is $7 per person and includes admission to the Museum and a copy of the walking tour booklet. Members pay $1 for the booklet. Guided tours will start and end at the Museum. Reservations are appreciated and ... Read More

Gunnar Widforss Painter of the National Parks

A talk by Alan Petersen Through the Roaring Twenties and the first half of the Great Depression, the Swedish-born landscape painter Gunnar Widforss (1879-1934) focused his discerning eye and passionate energy on the national parks of the American West. Due to Widforss’ untimely death at only age 55, and because the rise of modernism in ... Read More

Pop-up café

Stop by the Museum for a fika at our pop-up café. You will always find Cinnamon rolls and Swedish coffee in addition to some other delicious baked goods and sandwiches in the Museum’s main gallery. Enjoy the art while taking some time to relax.

Family Fest

Family Fest is returning to the Museum parking lot! Family fest is a fun day for the whole family with games, crafts and more. Check back soon for details.

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