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>>

 

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, October 17, 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:

November 21 and December 19

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.

Farah, Photograph by Magnus Wennman

Where the Children Sleep Exhibit Opening, Saturday, October 21
11am-4pm

This series of 22 captivating photographs by acclaimed Swedish photographer, Magnus Wennman, documents the tragic consequences of the refugee crisis by capturing what the simple act of bedtime brings for the youngest and most vulnerable refugees. Each photograph comes with captions by journalist Carina Bergfeldt of how these children and their families struggle through the Middle East and Europe while making the harrowing journey out of Syria. Also opening on October 21st are two accompanying exhibits that build on the refugee theme: Portraits of Migration: Sweden Beyond the Headlines and ‘better shelter’. All three exhibits will be on view at ASHM through March.

Walaa, Photograph by Magnus Wennman

‘How Can I Help?’ Fair
Saturday, October 21,11am-3pm

To mark the opening of the Where the Children Sleep exhibition, ASHM will host an education fair to connect people with the refugee community. Speakers will share their personal experiences and refugee aid groups from the greater Philadelphia area will be on site to let you know how you can help with this important human rights issue. This is a free event and preregistration is not required.

New Sweden History Conference: New Sweden Beyond the Delaware, 1638-1776, Saturday, November 4
8:30am-3pm

The 2017 theme will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. Speakers include Brian Crane, Sean Moir, Laurie Fitzpatrick, Catherine Dann Roeber, and Becky Griswold. Registration includes breakfast and lunch, located at the Lazaretto Ballroom 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029. $60 per person ($35 for students and teachers). Early bird $50 registration by October 13. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

Lucia Rehearsals
Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 19, 2pm-4pm

Museum members are invited to have their children participate in our annual Lucia performance on December 1st and 2nd . They are sure to have fun dressing up as tomtar, Pepparkakor, folk dancers, star boys, and Lucia and her attendants while singing traditional Swedish Christmas songs. Attendance at both rehearsals is required. Click here to sign up!

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, November 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:

December 19 and January 16, 2018

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.

Julbord
Friday, December 1, 6pm

Join us for a very special Swedish holiday tradition. Cocktails and an authentic Christmas smorgasbord dinner are followed by the Lucia procession. The Christmas Market is open all evening. Members $50, non-members $60. Cash bar. Register by phone or online by November 27th. 

Lucia & Christmas Market
Saturday, December 2
11:30am-4:30pm

Drop in for our family-friendly Lucia Fest, with Lucia processions at 1pm and 3pm. The Christmas Market includes your favorite holiday deli items, Christmas decorations, and gifts, and the SWEA bakery tables will be open all day. The Swedish Christmas Café will be selling holiday foods and sweets for your refreshment. Admission is $12 for non-members, $8 for members, children 4-12 $5, and children under 4 are free. Reservations are not required, but tickets may be purchased in advance online.

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, December 19, 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:

January 16 and February 20, 2018

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.

   
   
   

 

 

Photograph credits
Copyright © American Swedish Historical Museum. All rights reserved