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December 2020

Swedish TV Series ONLINE

December 3 @ 1:00 pm

Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes or movie in your own time and then we get together on Zoom to discuss what we watched. In November and December we will watch "The Restaurant" on Amazon Prime. We will watch season 1 episodes 7 - 10 before this meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860 Meeting ID: 884 8708 4860 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88487084860# US (Chicago) +13017158592,,88487084860# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1…

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Julmarknad ONLINE

December 5

Julmarknad will move online this year. For more information visit our Julmarknad page here.

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Herring and Lutefisk and other fish traditions by Richard Tellström ONLINE

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Scandinavian food culture is very often something with fish, and in Sweden the fish dishes are many all year around, and especially as a starter at the Christmas Table or “Julbord”. In this online lecture associate professor Richard Tellström from the Swedish Agricultural University speaks about fish traditions through history, the Swedes liking for pickled herring and lutfisk, and of course the sour and fermented herring. And some new fish dishes, as tostada with Lutfisk. Please register for Zoom code…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam with Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler is online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Join us for an afternoon of traditional roots music. Bring your instruments, request your favorites, share a tune and play along on what you can, sit back and listen when you want a break. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code.

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Swedish TV Series ONLINE

December 10 @ 1:00 pm

Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes or movie in your own time and then we get together on Zoom to discuss what we watched. Film is to be determined. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860 Meeting ID: 884 8708 4860 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88487084860# US (Chicago) +13017158592,,88487084860# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1…

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Breakfast with Tomten – A little different

December 12
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Despite the fact that we can’t gather together for our beloved family event, Breakfast with Tomten, we have come up with a way to continue tradition in a new way. On Dec. 12, 2020 we are offering a family style curbside pick-up of a family style pancake breakfast. You can also pick up an optional activity box for your child(ren)! With the purchase of an activity box, your family with receive the ability to reserve a one on one virtual…

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St. Lucia Day

December 13

Celebrated annually in December, this historic custom is an atmospheric event involving Christmassy treats and a singing line-up of candle-carrying characters dressed (mostly) in white gowns. These tuneful “Luciatåg” processions – led by Lucia herself – play out on national TV and in kindergartens, schools, care homes, churches and offices across the country. Waiting in anticipation, the audience’s first sign that Lucia and her posse are nearing is a mellow chorus approaching from the distance, followed by soft light cutting…

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Book Club ONLINE

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries. These are the upcoming books and dates: Saturday, Dec. 19 –  They Will Drown in Their Mother’s Tears by Johannes Anyuru The book can be bought in the Museum Store. They Will Drown in Their Mother’s Tears by Johannes Anyuru In the midst of a terrorist attack on a bookstore reading by Göran Loberg, a comic book artist famous for demeaning drawings of the prophet Mohammed,…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam with Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler is online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Join us for an afternoon of traditional roots music. Bring your instruments, request your favorites, share a tune and play along on what you can, sit back and listen when you want a break. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code.

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Knitting Group ONLINE

December 27 @ 1:00 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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