Come and join us for our various events! We celebrate heritage and both traditional Swedish and American Holidays. There is always something going on at the American Swedish Historical Museum. See below for scheduled events. All events will take place at the Museum unless otherwise noted. Please check with the Museum to confirm dates and other details. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the registration deadline.

For information about Scandinavian related events in the region click here>>

 

Semlor and a Movie
Saturday, February 11, 11 AM
Treat yourself to a rich semla, a cream and almond paste filled Swedish pastry, along with a cup of hot coffee and a Swedish film. Semlor are often eaten before the start of lent, the Swedish version of “Fat Tuesday.” Event tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes one semla, additional semlor are $6 each. Register by phone or online by February 8th.

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, February 21, 10:30am-11:30am

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum for the continuation of its educational and family fun Toddler Time programs! Each session will help young minds grow through interactive stories, engaging hands on activities and valuable social interaction.  Children will explore art, science, and literature in the unique and positive child centered learning environment of the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Upcoming Toddler Times:

March 21 and April 18

The cost is $5 per session and registration is suggested. Free for museum Household members’ children/accompanying caregivers. Register online or pay at the door.

Skål! Scandinavian Sprits: Guided Tour and Tasting, Saturday, February 25, 3pm

Join us for an aquavit tasting at the Museum to celebrate our newest exhibition Skål! Scandinavian Spirits. Exhibit sponsor Arcus will be on hand to provide samples of aquavit while the Curator of the exhibit, Tova Brandt from Museum of Danish America in Iowa, will lead an exhibition tour. Aquavit samples, refreshments, and the tour are included with general admission, free for Museum members. 

Skål Monthly Tours and Tastings, Saturday, March 11, 1-2pm

Have you ever sampled Aquavit? Whether you are new to Scandinavian spirits or an aficionado, join us for an exclusive guided tour of the Skål! Scandinavian Spirits exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Each tour will explore the history of Scandinavian spirits and the role those beverages play in the heritage of Scandinavian America. Learn how to properly Skål, or cheers, at the end of the tour with an Aquavit tasting. Pre-registration required and tour spots are limited. $8 members and $18 non-members(must be 21 or over to attend tasting). Click here to sign up.

Additional tours and tastings on:
April 16th
May 20th
June 18th
July 9th
August 12th
September 9th

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, March 21, 10:30am-11:30am

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum for the continuation of its educational and family fun Toddler Time programs! Each session will help young minds grow through interactive stories, engaging hands on activities and valuable social interaction.  Children will explore art, science, and literature in the unique and positive child centered learning environment of the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Upcoming Toddler Times:

April 18 and May 16

The cost is $5 per session and registration is suggested. Free for museum Household members’ children/accompanying caregivers. Register online or pay at the door.

Waffle Day
Saturday, March 25, 11 AM-2 PM

Every March at the end of the month in honor of the Annunciation Day (Maria Bebådelsedagen),  Swedes eat waffles. Intrigued by this tradition? Stop by the Museum for Waffle Day to get the whole story, along with some tasty Swedish waffles served with whipped cream and strawberry jam, and of course coffee. $12 for non-members, $8 for members includes waffles and a beverage. Register by phone or online, or pay at the door.

Easter Family Fun Day & Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 2-4 PM

Introduce your little ones to Swedish Easter traditions. Easter Family Fun day includes Swedish Easter crafts, face painting, Easter witch dress up, and an Easter egg hunt! This event is free for members and children 2 years and under, $10 for non-members, pay at the door.

   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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