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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Sunday, March 29, Easter Family Fun Day and Egg Hunt, 2pm-4pm

Introduce your little ones to Swedish Easter traditions. Children can make Swedish Easter crafts, dress up as traditional Swedish Easter witches, and enjoy face painting and an egg hunt. Free for members and children 2 years and under, $8 for non-members. Pay at the door.

Sunday, April 12, Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America, Exhibition Opening, 2pm-4pm

Mark your calendars for our newest exhibition opening, Indian Nation: Indian motorcycles and America. A guided gallery tour and discussion will be given to introduce rare Indian motorcycles from many eras, historic photos, and racing memorabilia. The gift shop will also debut new collectable Indian merchandise. Light refreshments will be served.

Toddler Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 10:30am-11:30am

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum in 2015 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's Toddler Time will be extra special! This event is a wonderful opportunity for our youngest audience to learn where dairy products like milk and cheese come from and experience some uniquely Swedish dairy farm traditions. Farmers from Colonial Plantation will join us and bring the guest of honor, Delilah the Dairy Cow! In addition to the live animal presentation, toddlers will enjoy a themed story, get a chance to “milk” their own cow, make butter from scratch, and enjoy a Swedish dairy inspired snack.

Upcoming Toddler Times:

May 19 and June 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.

Saturday, April 25, Valborg: Bonfire and Concert, 7pm-9:30pm

Welcome Spring in typical Swedish fashion, with a lively bonfire and a performance by the Swedish Museum Singers. Traditional fare of hotdogs, drinks and dessert will be served. Admission is $15 for adults $8 for children under 12. Register by phone, online or pay at the door.

 

Saturday, May 2, Spring Ting Fundraiser Dinner and Auction, 6pm

Join us for the American Swedish Historical Museum’s annual fundraiser dinner, featuring a silent auction and special guest of honor Bruce Karstadt, CEO of American Swedish Institute of Minneapolis. Catering provided by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. Tickets start at $95, registration online or by phone. RSVP by April 20th.

Saturday, June 6, National Day, 12pm-4pm

What better place to celebrate Swedish National Day than the American Swedish Historical Museum! Visit us on June 6th and enjoy free admission, Swedish themed children’s crafts and activities, and a special Swedish summer dessert.

Saturday, June 20, Midsommarfest, 4pm-7:30pm

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. This year will also include a performance by the Stockholm Boys Choir, not to be missed! Members $7, Non-members $10, Children 4-12 $4. Pay at the door.

   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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