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November 2020

Swedish Cheesecake Class ONLINE

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Did you know that Sweden has its very own cheesecake? Swedish cheesecake or Swedish curd cake, is a Swedish dessert that has its roots in two different parts of Sweden, Hälsingland and Småland, though there are some differences between ostkaka from Hälsingland and ostkaka from Småland.    The dish has a rather firm consistency and subtle, creamy taste with a hint of almonds. It is usually eaten lukewarm with different jams, typically cloudberry, cherries or strawberry though lingonberry is often used, as well as fruits, whipped cream or, more rarely, ice cream. Despite the similarity in literal translation, ostkaka…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

November 15 @ 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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Book Talk ONLINE

November 19 @ 6:00 pm

We Were Strangers The true story of Magda Preiss Meet Magda's sister, son, daughter-in-law and publisher who will talk about Magda, her book and it's connection to Sweden. There are many books about the Holocaust but the female perspective is rare. Magda’s Long-Lost Story In the late 1940s, Magda Riederman Schloss decided to tell her life story: burdened with memories from years spent in Nazi concentration camps, she needed to get them out of her. With Magda pacing up and…

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Got Glögg? ONLINE

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For all of you who love our yearly Got Glögg event, we are happy to let you know that we will be able to host this years event online. Granted this year it is not a competition but more of a participatory event. Mike Sjöblom from Napa, CA will join us via zoom to tell us about the history of Glögg and how you can make your own. Make sure you stop by the Museum Store to pick up your…

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Genealogy Session ONLINE

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The sessions have now moved online and registrations are required in order to receive a Zoom code. From the Source’s Mouth by Daniel Hubbard Once we’ve understood that identities can be tricky to reconstruct, how do we piece together the tidbits of information that we find into an actual ancestor? How do we avoid putting together a great-great frankenfather from the spare parts we find in the documents we dig up? Do we trust what seems to be true, or…

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Prata Svenska ONLINE

November 21 @ 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 week we will decide on a topic for conversation for the following week. If you have questions, feel free to contact Karin Moen Abercrombie at kabercrombie@samac.org 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) Dial by your location…

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Book Club ONLINE

November 21 @ 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, Nov. 21 – Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck (UPDATED) Saturday, Dec. 19 – They Will Drown in Their Mother’s Tears by Johannes Anyuru The book can be bought in the Museum Store. Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck It’s 1717 in Swedish Lapland, winter is approaching and a new family of settlers has arrived on the bleak and beautiful Blackåsen…

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