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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Lucia Rehearsals
Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 20, 2pm-4pm

Museum members are invited to have their children participate in our annual Lucia performance on December 2nd and 3rd . 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 online.

Julbord, Friday, December 2

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 28th. 

Lucia & Christmas Market
Saturday, December 3, 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 $10 for non-members, $7 for members, children 4-12 $4, and children under 4 are free. Reservations are not required, but tickets may be purchased online in advance.

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, December 20, 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 17 and February 21

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.

Guided Tour
Wednesday, December 28, 10am-11:30am
Have holiday guests that you need to entertain? Looking for a way to get out of the house after the holiday crush? Do you want to see the American Swedish Historical Museum in a new way? Join us on December 28th for a guided tour of the Museum! Don’t miss this opportunity to get an in-depth look at the gallery spaces with Museum Director Tracey Beck. Spaces on the tour are limited and pre-registration is recommended. $5 member, $15 non-member.  Registration deadline is December 23rd, signup online or by phone.

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, January 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:

February 21 and March 21

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 Meeting
Saturday, January 28, 1:30pm
Save the date for the winter Genealogy Club meeting. Gather with fellow ASHM members and explore the branches of your Swedish ancestry. Not a member, not a problem, there is still plenty of time to get your ASHM membership. Make a day of it and follow up the genealogy program with research time in the library and be sure to sign for our delicious pea soup dinner! 

Pea Soup and Punch Supper: Ärtsoppa och Punsch
Saturday, January 28, 6 PM
Warm up on a chilly winter’s night with a bowl of Swedish yellow pea soup and a cup of punsch. Dinner is served with sharp cheese, bread, and dessert. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Register by phone or online by January 23rd.

Semlor and a Movie
Saturday, February 11, 11 AM
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 $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes one semla, additional semlor are $6 each. Register by phone or online by February 8th.

   
   
   

 

 

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