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December 18, 2014

Uncover Last Minute Deals at the Museum Store

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Lucky for you the neighborhood is coming alive with deals for the last-minute shoppers out there with Late Night Andersonville, just a little “late-er” than usual. On Friday, Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., take advantage of 4 more hours of the same discounts from Late Night Andersonville, plus once again enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, and pictures with Santa. The Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has several great specials this weekend. We have 20 percent off classic Brio toys as well as tomtar from Nääsgränsgården. We’ll also have a surprise sale on Orrefors votives Friday only! Finally, spend $50 or more Friday through Sunday and you can have a chance to win one of the large felt and lambswool tomte we have in stock–a $75 value!


 

Hejsan – Story and Craft Hour is Friday

Join us this Friday at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration on the third floor of the Swedish American Museum for a story and craft hour. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. This month we will be reading “The Wild Christmas Reindeer” by Jan Brett and creating hand print reindeer. While it is free to participate, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email.

Museum Store Holiday Specials

Bring some Christmas cheer home from the Museum Store this holiday season. In honor of Lucia the Kerstin Andersson Museum Store has put all Lucia items on sale now through Christmas. Get 20 percent off Lucia dolls, books, candles and more. Stop by the Museum Store throughout the next week to check out other pop up sales and specials!

‘Tis the Season: Make a Gift to the Museum

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 we kicked off our annual appeal alongside other not-for-profit organizations as part of #GivingTuesday. This holiday season please consider making a gift to the Museum for yourself or as a present to your loved ones.

Matching Gift Campaign Benefits the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

November 28, 2014

Support your local small businesses “Shop Small” at

Kerstin Andersson Museum Store on Saturday, Nov. 29.

The store is filled with holiday items, chocolates and candy, books, linen, and more. We have a special promotion - 20% off T-shirts, select wooden tomtar (santas), and all soaps and lotions.

 

 

 

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday

Join us for the start of our Annual Appeal on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. We are joining other not-for-profit organizations with our Annual Appeal starting online for #GivingTuesday. More information to come.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

November 23, 2014

The Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27.

We will be open again with our holiday hours on Friday, Nov. 28.

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Thank you to all contestants and tasters of our second Got Glogg?


The gallery space was filled with tasters and judges of 11 different glogg drinks on Friday evening, Nov. 21. Thanks to all who came to make this a fun event for all. Congratulations to Lenore Larson Johnson, our winner in 2014, and to runner up Tad Johnson.

 

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store



Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays. Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

 

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

 

 

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

November 20, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Got Glogg – Sold Out

We are happy to have many tasters and judges joining us for Got Glogg on Friday, Nov. 21.  The response has been so great that we have to sold out all tickets.  Looking forward to a great evening.

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays. Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

 

Strindberg Goose Dinner

In honor of August Strindberg, one of Sweden’s most prolific and accomplished writers, join us for  this special goose dinner on Sunday, Nov. 23 prepared by Patty and Larry of Tre Kronor Restaurant.  Prepaid reservations are required and should be made  Thursday, Nov. 20. Cost to attend is  $50 for Museum members and $60 for non-members. Make your reservations here.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

 

“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing on Nov. 30

This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chicago winter just outside our doors.

 

November 16, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours remain on Sundays. See the full listing of holiday hours here.

Thank You to Sponsors and Guests of Garden Gala

We had a wonderful celebration for the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. We honored Verdandi No. 3, I.O.S.

We thank our sponsors for their support:

Gold – Edith Marie Appleton Foundation and Ulla & Bertil Brunk
Bronze – Great Lakes Clinical Trials and Ken Norgan
Evening – Donna & Anders Gustafsson and Wayne Nelson

Thank you to all our guests who attended and made the evening very special.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Christmas has Arrived at the Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online just in time for the holidays.  Come check out our selection in the store, call us or click here to order Christmas goodies or our everyday Swedish and Scandinavian-inspired offerings.

November 4, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours for the Museum and Museum Store

During November the Museum and Kerstin Andersson Museum Store will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 7 p..m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours on Sunday.

Note: The Museum and Museum Store will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 in celebration of our Garden Gala.

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Available Now – drawing on Saturday, Nov. 8

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

Matching Gift Campaign for the Water Tower

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we are excited to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000.  The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation and restoration of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Christmas has arrived at Kerstin Andersson Museum Store

Many wonderful new items are available in the store and online.  Come to the store, call us or click on the link click here to order your items.

October 17, 2014

Matching Gift Campaign Announced at Skål Event

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time Museum supporters and Life Trustees, Bo and Anita Hedfors, we were excited at yesterday’s Skål: A Celebration of Beer event to announce that between now and the end of the year, every gift to the Water Tower Fund will be matched up to a total of $15,000. At last night’s event we were able to raise close to $2,000 thanks in part to the many generous donations from guests, as well as those gifts that made the evening possible from Wikstrom’s Specialty Foods, the Abercrombie Family and Simon’s Tavern–in addition to the many breweries that provided the beer and our resident beer expert, Jenny Pfäfflin! The Andersonville Water Tower is an important landmark for many from those with strong Swedish roots to residents of the neighborhood that saw the blue and yellow painted tower as a sign that they were home. We hope that through this matching gift drive to reach $100,000 raised by the start of 2015, which will help us begin to make concrete plans about the recreation and restoration of this beloved landmark. How can you make sure the impact of your gift is doubled? You can give online or drop off your donation designated for the Water Tower Fund anytime between now and Dec. 31.

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Now Available

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

October 10, 2014

“Skål: A Celebration of Beer” Benefits Water Tower Fund

Join us on Thursday for an evening of Swedish brewing history and a beer tasting. Jenny Pfäfflin, a Certified Cicerone, will present both the history of beer in Sweden and will give insights into the new craft scene and burgeoning breweries of Scandinavia. A happy hour featuring Swedish-inspired and other great local beers will follow. Find out more and get your tickets online today!

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Now Available

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

October 3, 2014

Celebrate Cinnamon Roll Day at the Museum

Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Roll Day) has been celebrated in Sweden on Oct. 4, since 1999 as a tribute to Swedish home baking traditions. Have fika at the Swedish American Museum and enjoy a cup of coffee and a Swedish cinnamon roll at $5 per serving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Garden Gala Raffle Tickets Now Available

Unable to attend the Garden Gala but would still like to take part in the fun? Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Museum. Buy one ticket for $10 or six for $50. Winners will be announced at the benefit on Saturday, Nov. 8 and need not be present to win. This year’s grand prize is a Blackhawks jersey signed by Niklas Hjalmarsson! To see the full list of prizes click here.

September 21, 2014

Ladies’ Fashion Night Hosted by Chico’s

Learn how to wear the latest trends and accessories as well as see your fellow Museum members model what’s hot right now with Jackie Penner-Lourdes. There will be raffles and hors d’oeuvres at this fashionable evening hosted by Chico’s at Water Tower Place but held at the Museum on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. To RSVP for this event call Chicago’s at Water Tower Place at 312.993.2442.

Families Welcome to Enjoy New Exhibit

Join us for an evening of crafts and activities for the whole family and take in our current exhibit, “Bluescapes of Sweden,” at Family Night this Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a free event, but reservations are recommended and can be made via email.

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General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Chicago, IL 60640

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