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September 18, 2014

Learn About Illinois’ Own Viking Ship on Sunday

In 1893 a replica of a 9th century Viking ship made from Norwegian black oak sailed through the Eerie Canal and into Lake Michigan as part of the World Columbian Exposition. After years of being housed out of the public the view, the ship was moved to Geneva, Ill. where it is on display temporarily at Good Templar Park. Join us for fika on Sunday, Sept. 21 as we hear from Friends of the Viking Ship President Lorraine Straw on the history of and future for this unique Illinois’ landmark. Click here for more information.

All New Hejsan–Children’s Story and Craft Hour

Hejsan is changing this fall. Join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 for this free story and craft hour at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration on the third floor of the Swedish American Museum. The new Hejsan will take place on the third Friday of each month, September through June. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. While it is free to participate, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email.

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