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.

Save the Date for our ball in 2015 – Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. More details to follow.


2014 Garden Gala

We honored Verdandi Lodge No. 3, I.O.S. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at our annual dinner dance and auction which benefit the Swedish American Museum. The theme of last year’s ball, which was held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, was Garden Gala.

We would like to thank our sponsors for 2014 Garden Gala.


Ulla and Bertil Brunk

Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation


Great Lakes Clinical Trials

Kenneth Norgan


Anders and Donna Gustafsson

Wayne E. Nelson



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