Become a member of the Museum and enjoy great benefits such as free admission, discounts in the Museum Store, a subscription to Flaggan, our newsletter, and discounted pricing to events and classes!

Your Swedish American Museum membership card is honored for free admission by our partners:

  • American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis)
  • American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia)
  • The National Nordic Museum (Seattle)
  • Swedish Historical Society of Rockford / Erlander Home (Rockford)

Be part of an organization that:

  • Preserves Swedish-American traditions and culture through entertainment, fine arts, exhibitions, food programs, and more
  • Ensures the continuation of Chicago’s Swedish heritage for future generations
  • Provides a central meeting place for all Swedish American organizations
  • Connects people with common interests in Swedish culture and identity through our programs, social outings, Genealogical Center, and large network of Augustana, North Park and Gustavus alma mater
  • Provides classes in Swedish language, dancing, crafts, and dancing
  • Holds special holiday events such as Julmarknad and Midsommarfest

You may join or renew at any of the following levels:

Free admission seven days a week
10% discount in the Museum Store
One free family pass
Discounts for classes and programs
Invitations to openings and special events
Subscription to Flaggan newsletter
All electronic communications

In addition to all Basic benefits you get:
Free Museum admission for two guests at each visit
One time 20% discount to the Museum Store

In addition to all Supporter benefits you get:
Free family gift membership for a friend

In addition to all Sustaining benefits you get:
Two guest admissions to an event at the member price
15% discount in the Museum Store
Free membership for one individual in the Genealogical Society

In addition to all Patron benefits you get:
Four guest admissions to an event at the member price
20% discount to the Museum Store
Free membership for two individuals to the Genealogical Society
10% discount on Gallery Rental

In addition to all Benefactor benefits you get:
Two free family gift memberships for two friends
Free membership for four individuals to the Genealogical Society
15% discount on Gallery Rental
VIP reserved seating at special events
Cocktail reception with an artist or guest speaker

Membership Levels


Membership Renewals

Gift Membership


Genealogy Membership is available to members of the Swedish American Museum.
You can add a Genealogy Membership to any membership level for only $20. Free monthly Genealogy sessions are included with the membership.

Genealogy Membership