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October 5, 2015

Magnus Mårtensson–Comedy in Concert

Magnus MartenssonQuite by accident, in 2003, Swedish born conductor Magnus Mårtensson turned into a piano playing comedian during a concert in New York City, in front of an enthusiastic and encouraging audience. Since then, Magnus has appeared in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Stockholm, to name a few cities and critics have called his act both “hilarious” and “clever.” Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 as the comedian and pianist  entertains at this stop on his “Extra Legroom for My Piano, Please!” tour. Prepaid reservations recommended and can be made online. This concert is generously sponsored by Sherrie and Wally Magnuson.

A Portrait of Swedish-American Success in Chicago

_img016The Swedish American Museum’s newest exhibit, “Appleton: Portrait of a Swedish Chicago Legacy,” looks at the Appleton family, whose patriarch emigrated from Sweden. Albert Ivar Appleton came from Sweden to Chicago in 1885 and by 1903, he had founded Appleton Electric in Chicago at a time when the electric manufacturing industry was in its infancy. Through the years, Albert Ivar and his descendants were avid collectors of art and decorative arts, and the collection remains in the family today. This exhibit features this private art collection and personal photos in order to tell the story of the Appleton family as a Swedish-American story of industrial success in Chicago.

Friends, Food and Fun at the Three Crowns Ball

SAM Three Crowns Ball 2015-8aWe will honor the North Park University’s Center for Scandinavian Studies and Dr. Charles Peterson. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at our annual dinner dance, and auction to benefit the Swedish American Museum. This year’s ball will be held at the Crystal Ballroom in Evanston. To buy your ticket to this grand event or to find out more about the evening click here.

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