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

Cooking Class ONLINE

Join us for another cooking class series. In September we will be making Pytt-i-panna and Bondomelett. Two dishes to cook when you have a little bit of everything in your fridge. 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

Cooking Class in Person

Join us for another cooking class series. In September we will be making Pytt-i-panna and Bondomelett. Two dishes to cook when you have a little bit of everything in your fridge. The in person class is limited to four participants. Price for the class is $25 for members and $35 for everyone else. To make ... Read More

Symbio Concert

Symbio is regarded as one of the most prominent new bands from the Swedish Folk and World Music scene. With their strong stage presence, original compositions and a magical interplay of hurdy-gurdy and accordion - The duo surprises their audience and takes them on a moving and dreamy musical journey. Dinner will be served at ... Read More

Genealogy Session Online

Swedish Guilds & Records Talk by Geoffrey Fröberg Morris The guilds in Sweden were an integral part of society from medieval times until the mid 1800s. They controlled production of many diverse products, influenced trade, and largely managed the workforce that created them. Because they were not bound to the land, the people who worked ... Read More

Book Club ONLINE

The Swedish American Museum book club reads a variety of Scandinavian books every month. Here are the books for the remainder of the year: September – The Swedish Bakery: A Feminine Ode by Mona Lisa Moru October - Christina queen of Sweden by Veronica Buckley November – The Historians: A thrilling novel of conspiracy and ... Read More

Andersonville Scavenger Hunt

Embark on an interactive mission to explore Andersonville! Join Jessica Mlinaric, author of Chicago Scavenger, to decipher clues and track down photos leading you to neighborhood favorites and hidden gems. Come test your knowledge and connect with the city like never before! Jessica Mlinaric is the author of Chicago Scavenger and Secret Chicago: A Guide ... Read More

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