Dinner & The Emigrants

Due to some technical difficulties we are showing "The Emigrants" in May. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. followed by the movie at 5:30 p.m. We have the great opportunity to be able to show the new “The Emigrants” movie at the Museum. Produced by SF Studios, “The Emigrants” is a big-budget epic drama based ... Read More

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first 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 ... Read More

Merula Concert

The Merula choir invites you to an early evening concert with acapella music from the heart of Sweden. We will perform everything from an 18th century ode to nature by our favorite composer Bellman, to Swedish pop tunes that have become global hits. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door.

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

Hejsan! Story and craft

Join us at 2 p.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for a story and craft on the last Thursday of each month. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver for this free (with admission) program.

Genealogy Session ONLINE

Todd DeDecker, administrator for the Bishop Hill Heritage Association in Bishop Hill IL, will present a program about Bishop Hill Colony genealogy. He will first summarize the history and legacy of the Bishop Hill Colony. Then he will talk about the various Colony genealogy resources available to researchers at the BHHA and other Bishop Hill ... Read More

Book Club ONLINE

The Swedish American Museum book club reads a variety of Nordic books every month. Here are the upcoming books: June - The true deceiver by Tove Jansson (Finland) July - A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding by Amanda Svensson (Sweden) In May we will read Stolen by Ann-Helén Laestadius About Stolen On a winter ... Read More

Knit Group

Come to the Museum and knit together during the pop-up café. We will meet on the last Sunday of every month as we learn from each other and sometimes a special guest will teach us Swedish knitting patterns. We would also love to see people who crochet and sew join us for sharing of ideas ... Read More

Cooking Class ONLINE

In May you will learn to make a variety of Swedish side dishes. You will learn things like how to pickle cucumbers and make a beetroot salad. For this online class you will receive the recipe in advance. You can then either cook alongside or watch and try later. It is an interactive Zoom so ... Read More

Midsummer flower crown workshop

Get ready for Midsommarfest by making your own Swedish Midsummer flower crown. Store Manager Kristen Larson is here to guide you in creating your own crown out of faux flowers. Cost for the event is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and includes all the materials you need. This event is for adults only. ... Read More

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