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.

For information about Scandinavian related events in the region click here>>

 

Viking Day, Saturday, April 29, 12pm-4pm

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, watch a Viking Age weapons demonstration, and attend expert lectures to learn more about this often misunderstood culture. Admission: $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $6 for children (5-18), and children under 5 are free. Register online or pay at the door.

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

Save the date for our annual fundraiser dinner and auction. A fun and exciting evening is guaranteed, with hors d’oeuvres and dinner provided by Jeffrey Miller Catering, and silent auction and remarks from a special guest. Tickets start at $95, RSVP by April 28th. Register by phone or online.

Check out the Spring Ting online auction, now through May 4th!

Skål Bar-Meet Up, Wedneday, May 12th, at Liquid Alchemy

What better way to learn about Scandinavian drinking traditions than at your local bar! Join ASHM at Liquid Alchemy in Wilmington, DE for a fun happy hour of music, games, and drink specials. The Museum will be on hand to introduce our newest exhibit Skål Scandinavian Spirits and teach everyone how to properly “cheers” or Skål  Swedish style! The event is free and includes:

  •  Swedish Music from Classic ABBA and Ace of Base to First Aid Kit and Avicii
  • Scandinavian Trivia Games
  • Free Raffle
  • Swedish Drinking Songs
  • Bar Drink Specials and Food Available for Purchase

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, May 16, 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:

June 20, July 18, August 22

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.

Skål Monthly Tours and Tastings, Saturday, May 20th, 1-2pm

Have you ever sampled Aquavit? Whether you are new to Scandinavian spirits or an aficionado, join us for an exclusive guided tour of the Skål! Scandinavian Spirits exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Each tour will explore the history of Scandinavian spirits and the role those beverages play in the heritage of Scandinavian America. Learn how to properly Skål, or cheers, at the end of the tour with an Aquavit tasting. Pre-registration required and tour spots are limited. $8 members and $18 non-members(must be 21 or over to attend tasting). Click here to sign up.

Additional tours and tastings, click on the date to register:

June 18th
July 9th
August 12th
September 9th

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

What better place to celebrate Swedish National Day than the American Swedish Historical Museum! Enjoy free admission including guided tours highlighting the history of the museum, and a special Swedish summer dessert treat.

Skål Bar-Meet Up, Wedneday, May 12th, at Bar Hygge

What better way to learn about Scandinavian drinking traditions than at your local bar! Join ASHM at Bar Hygge in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia for a fun happy hour of music, games, and drink specials. The Museum will be on hand to introduce our newest exhibit Skål Scandinavian Spirits and teach everyone how to properly “cheers” or Skål  Swedish style! The event is free and includes:

  •  Swedish Music from Classic ABBA and Ace of Base to First Aid Kit and Avicii
  • Scandinavian Trivia Games
  • Free Raffle
  • Swedish Drinking Songs
  • Bar Drink Specials and Food Available for Purchase

 

Toddler Time: Tuesday, June 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:

July 18, August 22, September 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.

Midsommarfest, Saturday, June 24, 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 $8, Non-members $12, Children 4-12 $6. Pay at the door. Food and drinks sold separately.

   
   
   

 

 

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