Recently at the Museum

Recently at the Museum

Exhibit Opening: Lay Of(f) the Land - Nordic Narratives by the Art Alliance of the Arctic South

On Friday, April 5, we were privileged to be joined by the artists from the Art Alliance of the Arctic South (A-A-A-S) for the opening of their exhibit.

      

Exciting Member News

Allen Wheatcroft has a wonderfully unique perspective in that he has divided his time between Andersonville and Sörmland, Sweden for the past several years. His son and his son's family live in Sweden, so he have a strong connection with the country and culture.
 
Allen is an experienced photographer and he has two new photography books on press — one on Sweden (Björkevägen/Birch Road) and one on Chicago (The Northside) — which will be released at AIPAD in New York next month. He has been invited to sign books at the Workshop Arts booth at AIPAD. Stay tuned for some samples of Allen's amazing work!

Easter 2024

We enjoyed the Easter season with food, games, and more. We hosted a family Easter event on March 16 complete with Swedish pancakes and interactive activities, and on March 30 we had our Påskmiddag (an Easter Buffet) with a Swedish Easter smörgåsbord.

       

 

Tantalizing Treasures...and Waffles

From Friday, March 22 until Sunday, March 24 the Museum hosted its Tantalizing Treasures sale. Visitors came to shop for an enormous variety of unique items, old and new. They also enjoyed fresh waffles during Friday's Waffle Day pop-up café, which took place during the sales.

Semla Day

Semla Day was Feb. 13 and it was a great success. We loved treating so many guests to this special Swedish treat. The Museum's executive director Karin Moen Abercrombie was featured on WBEZ Chicago, sharing how the delicious buns are made. Listen here

        

     

Looking Forward to our Café Opening

We're excited about the opening of our café, where you can join us for authentic Swedish fika, delicious coffee and more!