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May 18, 2015

The Museum will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Giordano’s Supports the Water Tower Fund

At the ribbon cutting for the new Andersonville outpost of Giordano’s, the Swedish American Museum received a generous contribution for the Water Tower Fund. Giordano’s CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas presented Museum Executive Director Karin Moen Abercrombie with a check for $5000 that includes proceeds from a sneak preview event, as well as a matching gift by the famed Chicago pizza company. The company also honored the neighborhood landmark by including a depiction of the Andersonville Water Tower on one wall of the newly-opened restaurant. Thank you, Giordano’s–and welcome to the neighborhood!

Genealogy Session Explores Pullman Records

At our next genealogy session  on Saturday, May 23 Shirley Koelling and Judy Baouab will present about the information that can be found via the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society Library and Pullman employee records. If you are a budding genealogist this is a great event to check out! Read more here.

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