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

Andersonville Arts Weekend

This event, hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, showcases and celebrates Andersonville’s strong connection to art of all forms within our thriving business district. The Museum is working on some special events during this weekend.

Herring Breakfast

Join us for a traditional fried herring breakfast which includes meatballs, potato sausage, and much more. The brunch is catered by Tre Kronor Restaurant. Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event. Herring Breakfast Member $40.00 USD Non-Member $50.00 USD

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

Signe Aurell: IRRBLOSS Concert

More than 100 years ago, Swedish immigrant Signe Aurelle traveled alone from Sweden to Minnesota where she worked as a laundress and seamstress. In 1919, she self-published a series of Swedish-language poems that explored feelings of homesickness and the struggle for a brighter future. Titled Irrbloss—meaning Will-o’-the-Wisp—this collection of metrically perfect and linguistically glowing poetry ... Read More

Swedish Cottages in Geneva

Cottages in the Woods is a unique event held in the historic Good Templar Park of Geneva, IL. Our Swedish stugas (cottages) will be open with each offering a variety of delightful wares . Visitors will find handmade items as well as vintage and collectible items, including traditional Scandinavian arts of rosemaling, and dalamaling and ... Read More

Folk Painting Contest

Submissions by the end of Sunday, Oct. 16 Winner announced on Thursday, Nov. 3 The Swedish American Museum is hosting a Swedish Folk Painting contest. You can submit your best Folk painting via email to (pyates@samac.org) together with a title of the artwork. Master folk artists Alison Aune, Pieper Bloomquist, and Åse Larsjos will judge ... 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

Chicago Mixed Chorus Concert

Join us for a long awaited concert by the Chicago Swedish Mixed Chorus. The program is sung in Swedish and English. Refreshments to follow. Cost is $10 at the door. If you are interested in joining the Mixed Chorus, they rehearse on Monday evenings at the Museum from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. New singers-of all skill ... Read More

Cooking Class ONLINE

Join us for another cooking class series. In October we will learn how to make variations to the Swedish meatball. What other Swedish dishes can be prepared with similar ingredients? You will receive the recipe in advance. You can then either cook alongside or watch and try later. It is an interactive Zoom so you ... Read More

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