Special Events

The Swedish American Museum’s annual fundraising event is a night of fun and celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American heritage and culture, and it usually takes place in October or November. A silent auction is held, and Museum guests are treated to a night of celebration of the Museum’s mission and accomplishments.

Three Crowns Ball: Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction

Saturday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m.

We will honor the North Park University’s Center for Scandinavian Studies and Dean 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. Invitations will be mailed, but tickets are available for purchase below. Confirmed reservations are required.

Interested in sponsoring the ball or making a donation to our silent auction? Contact Lesli Proffitt Nordstrom at lnordstrom@samac.org.

Three Crowns Ball


Sponsors may also sign up directly below. Sponsorship benefits coming soon.


Three Crowns Ball Sponsorship Levels




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