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.

Thank You to Ball Guests, Sponsors and Donors!

On Nov. 7 we honored North Park University’s Center for Scandinavian Studies and Dr. Charles Peterson for their contributions to the Swedish-American community and celebrated the 39th anniversary of the Swedish American Museum at our annual ball. It was a terrific evening with friends. We want to thank all who attended our gala as well as those individuals and businesses that donated to our silent and live auctions and raffle. We also would like to thank our sponsors: Ulla and Bertil Brunk, the Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, Ken Norgan, Volvo Cars of North America, Anders and Donna Gustafsson, AkzoNobel, Wayne E. Nelson, Delta Airlines, SWEA Chicago and Topiarius.


Sponsorship and Donations

Please contact Lesli Proffitt Nordstrom at lnordstrom@samac.org or at 773.728.8111 ext. 30 with questions.

Can’t make it or want to lend a helping hand? You can still make a donation with the below button.

Thank you to our 2015 Three Crowns Ball Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor
Ulla and Bertil Brunk

Silver Sponsor
The Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation

Bronze Sponsor
Great Lakes Clinical Trials


Program Book Sponsor
Ken Norgan

Valet Sponsor
Volvo Cars of North America

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Ballroom Sponsor
Anders and Donna Gustafsson

Evening Sponsors

AkzoNobel Logo

Wayne E. Nelson

Travel Sponsor
Delta Airlines


Decoration and Flower Sponsors
SWEA Chicago

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Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets for the Three Crowns Ball are available for purchase at the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store at the Swedish American Museum. One ticket costs $20 or purchase six tickets for $100. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 7; winners need not be present to win.

First Prize: Experience Chicago Package Including a Two-Night Stay at the Union League Club, Gift Certificate to Grand Lux Cafe, Gift Certificate to Giordano’s, Sightseeing Tour with Wendella Boats, “Swede Home Chicago” Shirt by Eva May Design Studio and More!

Second Prize: “House on the Cliff” Painting by Marketa Sivek

Third Prize: Two Tickets to SACC Chicago’s Lucia Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at the Drake Hotel

Fourth Prize: Swedish American Museum Family Membership and $200 Gift Certificate to the Museum Store

If you wish to purchase the raffle tickets included with your mailed invitation, you may fill out the tickets and drop them off at the Museum or mail them to the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640) with payment. Raffle tickets must be received by Friday, Nov. 6 to be entered. However, additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the ball on Saturday, Nov. 7.


Silent and Live Auctions

Click here or read below find a sample of items available at this year’s auction:

Special Autographed Blackhawks Jersey, First Class Plane Tickets with Delta, Sightseeing Tours, Cubs Tickets, Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean Vacuum, Jewelry from Tiffany, Koval Distillery Tour and Tasting, Art by Siv Lindgren, Spa and Salon Packages, Tasty Treats, and Other Gourmet Gifts and much more…too many amazing things to list them all here!



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