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.

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On view through February 16, 2015, Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?

The "Do you know Pippi Longstocking?" exhibition is included in our general admission: $8 for adults, 6$ for seniors and students, $4 for children 5-11, and children under 5 are FREE. The exhibition is also FREE for members of the museum. Please read more about the exhibition here.

This exhibition is made possible by generous gifts from Ulla Dagert and Paul Muther, SWEA Philadelphia, Kuehlthau Family Foundation, SWEA New Jersey, Swedish Council of America, Marianne Baeckstrom, Evert Christensen and IKEA Conshohocken.

We are also grateful to the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, George C. and Esther Ann McFarland Foundation, Auxiliary, Midsommarklubben, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and an anonymous foundation for their generous support of ASHM.

Toddler Time:Tuesday, January 20th, 10:30am-11:30am

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum in 2014 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:

February 17 and March 17

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.

Genealogy Club Winter Meeting, Saturday, January 31, 1:30pm

ASHM Genealogy Club members, Tom and Mary Ann Hudson will share their travel tales from a recent trip to Sweden, in particular, the Vimmerby area, where Tom's family farmhouse still stands, and Hogstad, where Mary Ann's ancestors are buried.  We will also hear about their visit to "Astrid Lindgren's World".  In September, the Hudsons traveled to The Swedish Immigration Center in Jamestown, NY, and will give our members an overview of that experience.

Pea Soup and Punch Supper: Ärtsoppa och Punsch, Saturday, January 31, 6pm

Warm up on a chilly winter's night with a bowl of Swedish yellow pea soup and a cup of punsch. Dinner served with sharp cheese, bread, and dessert. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Register by phone or online.


Saturday, February 7th, Semlor and a Movie, 11am

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 $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes one semla, additional semlor are $6 each. Register by phone or online by February 2nd.

Monday, February 16th, Pippi Family Fun Day, 10am-3pm

Spend your day off playing Pippi Longstocking-style! Our special exhibition will be relocating to a new gallery, so we are celebrating its last day in its current space with all of the original components. Lift the horse one last time, rummage through the dress up trunk, or whip up some fun in Villa Villekula's kitchen. We will also have craft activities for kids, and light refreshments. Free for members, general admission for non-members.

Saturday, March 21, Waffle Day,11am-2pm

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. $10 includes waffles and a beverage. Register by phone or online, or pay at the door.




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