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December 18, 2014

Uncover Last Minute Deals at the Museum Store

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Lucky for you the neighborhood is coming alive with deals for the last-minute shoppers out there with Late Night Andersonville, just a little “late-er” than usual. On Friday, Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., take advantage of 4 more hours of the same discounts from Late Night Andersonville, plus once again enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, and pictures with Santa. The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has several great specials this weekend. We have 20 percent off classic Brio toys as well as tomtar from Nääsgränsgården. We’ll also have a surprise sale on Orrefors votives Friday only! Finally, spend $50 or more Friday through Sunday and you can have a chance to win one of the large felt and lambswool tomte we have in stock–a $75 value!


Hejsan – Story and Craft Hour is Friday

Join us this Friday at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration on the third floor of the Swedish American Museum for a story and craft hour. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. This month we will be reading “The Wild Christmas Reindeer” by Jan Brett and creating hand print reindeer. While it is free to participate, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email.

Museum Store Holiday Specials

Bring some Christmas cheer home from the Museum Store this holiday season. In honor of Lucia the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has put all Lucia items on sale now through Christmas. Get 20 percent off Lucia dolls, books, candles and more. Stop by the Museum Store throughout the next week to check out other pop up sales and specials!

‘Tis the Season: Make a Gift to the Museum

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 we kicked off our annual appeal alongside other not-for-profit organizations as part of #GivingTuesday. This holiday season please consider making a gift to the Museum for yourself or as a present to your loved ones.

Matching Gift Campaign Benefits the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

More Events at the Museum

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General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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  • Chicago, IL 60640


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