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 appreciation of the Museum’s mission and accomplishments, and particularly to celebrate our ties to the past and the present and our links to the future.

All That Jazz: 2013 Annual Gala

Thank you for making our annual ball a wonderful and successful evening!

We honored Ken Nordine on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at our annual dinner, dance, and auction benefiting the Swedish American Museum. The theme of this past year’s ball, which was held at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Ballroom, was “All That Jazz” in homage to our honoree’s contribution to the world of word jazz.

6 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
8 p.m.  Dinner and Program

Black Tie Optional

Ticket sales are closed. Please call the Museum at 773.728.8111 with any questions about the 2014 ball.

All proceeds at our annual balls benefit the Swedish American Museum. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Silent Auction Items

Below are just a few of the items that were available for bidding at our All That Jazz silent auction:

Blackhawks Jersey Autographed by Niklas Hjalmarsson

Roundtrip First Class Tickets with Delta Airlines to Anywhere in the Lower 48

Cubs Tickets

Gift Certificates to Lady Gregory and Many Other Restaurants

4 Tickets to Shedd Aquarium

Koval Distillery Tour Passes

Assorted Gourmet Baskets and Gifts

SNÖ of Sweden Jewelry

Bowling Package for 8 at Lucky Strike

Theatre Tickets

Spa and Salon Packages and Gift Certificates

Children’s Toys and Clothes

Michigan Wine Country Getaway Weekend

Prints and Handmade Gifts

Specialty Spirits

and much more… something for everyone!

More about Ken Nordine:

Our 2013 honoree is best known for his deep, smooth baritone featured in many mediums across the entertainment industry for over 60 years. He can be heard every Sunday at midnight on WBEZ  91.5FM hosting Wordjazz, a genre of spoken word that Nordine originated about 50 years ago. Nordine is an accomplished artist who  has previously held an exhibit in 2006 at the Swedish American Museum displaying his artwork alongside his mother’s sculptures.

Special thanks to our Media Sponsor: WBEZ.





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