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April 2021

Prata Svenska ONLINE

April 17 @ 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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Bonader, Dala and Painted furniture in Sweden ONLINE

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pam Rucinski is a well-known folk artist from Wisconsin.  She paints in many ethnic traditions, most notably Rosmåling and Swedish Allmoge målning (peasant arts), all of which she teaches.   She also paints Russian Zhostovo.  Pam received her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 1995 and also received the Crystal Award for Dalmålning from Gammelgarden Museum in Minnesota.  Pam  continues to study these folk arts and takes every opportunity to learn more about them, their cultural history as well as honing her painting…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

April 18 @ 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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Family Event for Earth Day ONLINE

April 22 @ 5:00 pm

From Pot to Plate Everyone is welcome to this fun, interactive and educational event in celebration of Earth Day! This event will include learning how to grow your own food, use that food to make a fun and healthy snack as well as to learn about why growing your own food is healthy for both yourself and the Earth! For this event there will be materials available to pick up and there will also be a list of what you…

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Genealogy Session ONLINE

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Swedish Finns—A Fascinating and Stubborn Genealogical Anomaly" by Kim Hongell Jacobs What is a Swedish Finn? Learn about their origin story, how and where to find them, and how a tiny minority built an organization with 83 lodges in North America, including Chicago. Kim is the executive director of The Swedish Finn Historical Society headquartered in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in the Swede Finn settlement of Coos Bay, Oregon and both sides of her family roots reside in Karleby,…

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Book Club ONLINE

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

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries. In April we will read "No one is too small to make a difference" by Greta Thunberg The book can be bought in the Museum Store. This is a free event. The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl,…

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Knitting Group ONLINE

April 25 @ 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 group his currently held via Zoom. If you need Zoom you can download it to your computer, phone, iPad or other device by going to www.Zoom.us Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/882https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88280255209?pwd=RHozVVBpcXQvUm1WYTFycVEzbEFwQT0980255209 Meeting ID: 882 8025 5209 Passcode: 166963 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88280255209#…

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Cooking Class ONLINE

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This spring we are back to cooking after a winter of baking classes. Two classes are offered per month with both classes teaching the same recipe so only sign up for one class per month. You can join in to watch, take notes and ask questions or cook along as you will get the recipe before the event. In April we are making kåldolmar and kålpudding. Classes are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Kåldolmar & Kålpudding Member -…

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Swedish TV Series ONLINE

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes at home in your own time and then we get together via Zoom to discuss what we have watched. The TV series for April is "Love and Anarchy" and can be found on Netflix. At the meeting we will discuss episodes 5 & 6. This event is free. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860 Meeting ID: 884 8708 4860 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88487084860# US (Chicago) +13017158592,,88487084860# US…

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May 2021

Prata Svenska ONLINE

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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