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October 2020

Swedish TV Series ONLINE

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes in your own time and then we get together on Zoom to discuss what we watched. In October we will watch Caliphate that can be found on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80240005). Before this meeting we will watch season 1 episodes 5 & 6. The show is in English, Swedish and Arabic with English subtitles. The story is based on the real-life case of the Bethnal Green Trio, in…

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Genealogy Session ONLINE

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The sessions have now moved online and registrations are required in order to receive a Zoom code. Finding my ne'er-do-well, scoundrel Swedish great-grandfather by Greg Paris My great-grandfather emigrated from Sweden to central Pennsylvania in the late 1800s, sired my grandmother, then disappeared -- abandoning a young mother with an infant-in-arms, and leaving behind a puzzle. Who was he? Where did he go? Where did he come from? Why was he such a jerk? A century-old family puzzle and brick…

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Prata Svenska ONLINE

October 17 @ 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 week we will decide on a topic for conversation for the following week. We are currently talking about customs and traditions. Some participants make a presentation and others talk about the topic. If you have questions, feel free to contact Karin Moen Abercrombie at kabercrombie@samac.org Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777…

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

October 18 @ 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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Parental Leave Discussion ONLINE

October 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Exhibit Swedish Dads by Johan Bävman, currently on display at the Swedish American Museum, highlight many advantages of parental and paternity leave. On October 21, the Nordic Community in Chicago invites you to a panel discussion on parental leave. The panel will present the Nordic way through the respective Nordic country´s consular representatives in Chicago. The panel will also look at and connect with the US market. Hopefully, we can all learn from one another. This event has been…

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Andersonville Walking Tour

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Swedish American Museum Director, Karin Moen Abercrombie, will take you on a tour of Swedish Andersonville. Learn about the Swedish heritage of the neighborhood, and what Swedish things you can still find today. The price includes a copy of the guided tour. We meet in front of the Museum. The tour will hold a maximum of 6 people. We ask that you wear a mask throughout the tour since we will be less than six feet away from each…

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Swedish TV Series ONLINE

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Swedish TV Series online is kind of like a book club. You watch the episodes in your own time and then we get together on Zoom to discuss what we watched. In October we will watch Caliphate that can be found on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80240005). Before this meeting we will watch season 1 episodes 7 & 8. The show is in English, Swedish and Arabic with English subtitles. The story is based on the real-life case of the Bethnal Green Trio, in…

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Knitting Group ONLINE

October 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/88280255209 Meeting ID: 882 8025 5209 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88280255209# US (Chicago)…

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Turbulent 2020

October 25 @ 3:00 pm

The Swedish-American Historical Society invites you to the online Fall 2020 Program! Turbulent 2020 and the Swedish-American Museum Experience: A Conversation with the Directors Sunday, October 25, 3:00-4:30 pm Central Time Our special fall program will feature a jovial conversation with the directors of the four largest Swedish-American museums. Tracey Beck, Karin Abercrombie, Bruce Karstadt, and Eric Nelson discuss their museums and communities during, what has become, an unprecedented year of upheaval! Tracey Beck, American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia Karin…

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Norwex display ONLINE

October 26 @ 6:00 pm

When we are spending so much time at home, it is more important than ever to keep harmful chemicals out of the air we breathe every day. Elisabeth Hubbard, an independent Norwex consultant and a long-time member of the Museum, will show how you can clean faster, deeper, cheaper and improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in your home. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! With just a few products and tap water, you…

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