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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Viking Day, April 23rd, 12-4pm

Beards aren’t just for hipsters! Come and get to know the original bearded warriors as we travel through time to explore Norse culture. Visitors can view a 40-foot, half-size working model of the Gokstad ship, learn the runic alphabet, compete in a Hnefeltafle or Viking Chess competition, and reflect on what is known about this often misunderstood culture.See the program for Viking Day here.

Admission: Adults $7 ($5 for members), children 5-18 years $5 ($3 for members), and children under 5 are free. Pre-registration can be made online or by calling 215-389-1776.


Spring Ting, May 7, 6pm

Help ASHM celebrate our 90th Anniversary! Join us at our special fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, 1920s inspired dinner and Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, Swedish clothing designer Gudrun Sjödén. Tickets start at $90, RSVP by April 25th. Call for more information.

Online registration: Click here to register for the event online.

Can't make it to the event?

There are many other ways to support the museum, consider making a donation through the registration page our bid on something on from our online auction at




Toddler Time: Tuesday, May 17, 10:30am-11:30am

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum in 2016 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:

May 17 and July 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.

National Day, June 6, 11am-3pm

The 90th Anniversary celebration continues at the ASHM on Swedish National Day! Visit on June 6th and enjoy free admission including guided tours highlighting the history of the museum and a special Swedish summer dessert treat.

, June 25, 4pm-7pm

Celebrate summer at our annual Midsommarfest, complete with food, drinks, home-made Swedish pastries, music and maypole dancing, as well as crafts and games for the kids. Members $7, Non-members $10, children 4-12 years $4. Pay at the door.




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