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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Now you can find your favorite Swedish food items in our Museum Gift Shop. Including crisp bread, "Kalles kaviar", herring, lingonberry preserve, vanilla sauce, blueberry soup, candy, raspberry dessert, cookies, coffee, and a lot more.

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.

Tuesday, July 15th, Toddler Time: The Shapes Around Us, 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.

This month, explore The Shapes Around Us! The world is made up of shapes and that includes the Swedish Museum. This art inspired Toddler Time will help reinforce knowledge of shapes through interactive songs and stories. Children and parents will then explore the museum as they go on a shape safari! Floor games, matching, and stamp art will “round” out their day of fun and learning!

Upcoming Toddler Times:

August 19 and September 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.

Friday, August 15, Crayfish Party, 6pm

Get a taste of Swedish summer at our annual Crayfish Party! Enjoy a platter of crayfish, along with bread, cheese, potato salad and snaps. $50 for ASHM and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Philadelphia members, $60 for non-members. Register by phone or online.

Sunday, August 31,Bus Trip: Scan Fest
Departure from Philadelphia 7:45am, return 6pm

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum on a bus trip to Scan Fest 2014! Leave the hassle of the long drive to us and ride on a comfortable air conditioned motor coach bus to New Jersey in the company of friends and fellow Scandinavian culture enthusiasts. Enjoy a full day of food, music, crafts, lectures, shopping and performances with a stress free commute. 

Registration is $50 for ASHM members, $60 for non-members and $35.00 for children 12 and under, and includes Scan Fest admission. Register by phone or online by Aug 15th.

Saturday, September 6th, SmörgåsBeer'd, 5pm-8pm

Spend a summer evening sampling local Philly and Swedish lagers, ales, stouts, and more paired alongside a spread of savories like Swedish meatballs, cheeses, and sausages. A taste of Sweden meets the Philadelphia beer scene looking out over FDR Park at the third annual SmörgåsBeer’d. Last year’s breweries included Philly favorites Yards, Triumph Brewery, McKenzie Brew House and Free Will. Highlights were a tutored tasting and Q&A session held with the Master Brewers and a guided museum tour through Swedish beer history. SmörgåsBeer’d will be held Saturday September 6th from 5-8pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register by phone or online.


Sunday, September 14th, ASHM Annual Meeting, 3pm

ASHM members are welcome to join us for our annual meeting, where the Amandus Johnson Volunteer Service Award will also be presented to a long time volunteer.

September 22 and 23, Swedish Language Classes, Fall Semester Begins, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Have you ever considered learning Swedish or maybe want to brush up on what you already know? Then now is your chance! Register for one of our three courses (Beginner I, Beginner II and Conversational Swedish). Our registration form is available here in PDF mode, and outlines fees and the class schedule. Registration deadline is September 1st. If you have any questions, please email lburnham@americanswedishorg.

Saturday, September 27th, 2nd Annual Drums Along the Delaware Powwow, 10am-5pm

Join us for a colorful and lively powwow with a performance by Pura Fé. Festivities start at 11:30am (blessing of the ground at 11:30am and grand entry at 12pm). Gates opens at 10am, so come enjoy native crafts and food vendors!

Admission: Family of four: $10, adults $5, under 18, seniors and ASHM members $3, under 12 free. Includes free admission to the musuem with free parking just outside.





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