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August 28, 2016

Celebrating 40 Years

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Swedish American Museum and thanks to your continued support, we have come a long way since we first opened our doors in 1976. Since then, our Museum has had over 1 million visitors, more than 250,000 children learning about language and culture, and hundreds of families researching their history. With your help, we hope to take the Museum to even greater heights in the next 40 years and beyond. Your investment can help us engage the public in new and exciting ways, while preserving Swedish heritage in Andersonville.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we feature a Swedish-American fact each day in 2016 to commemorate our ‪#‎40YearsInAville‬ and the Swedish roots of our community. You can also find the ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ facts at the Museum’s front desk or click here to see what you missed from the previous week!

Crayfish Parties

crayfishIt’s that time of the year when the Swedish communities of Chicago gather for their annual Crayfish Parties! Join the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) Chicago and SACC Young Professionals for a crayfish buffet at the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club in Wilmette, IL  on Saturday, Sept. 10. Entertainment will be provided by Hugh Too. Click here to RSVP!

Also, don’t forget to bring your friends, family and neighbors to Skandinavian Traditions’ Crayfish Party on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Manzo’s Restaurant. Click here to download the invitation for RSVP instructions!

Jaerv – Live in Concert

JaervJaerv, the award-winning Swedish quintet, is coming to the Swedish American Museum for their U.S. tour on Sept. 16! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

More Events at the Museum

Do you see your favorite event on our front page? If not, scroll through our sidebar menu (the top-right of the page) or click here to visit our complete online calendar of programs and events! Stay in touch with us too on Facebook, Twitter, or our E-blast mailing list-all of which you can sign up for on the lower right of the page!

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The Museum is thankful to all our members and donors for their support. To support the Museum, click here to make a donation



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