To go to a specific room click on it. To go upstairs click on the stairs.
|The building's design is based on Eriksberg, a 17th-century manor house in Södermanland, Sweden. The architect, John Nydén, a Swedish-American from Chicago, combined Swedish and American elements by modeling the exterior arcades on those of Mount Vernon. The copper cupola is a copy of the one atop Stockholm's City Hall.|
In this gallery, the Museum hosts special exhibitions from Scandinavia,
the United States, and its collections.
Click here for more information about the current exhibition.
|This room is the first of three galleries devoted to the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655). Exhibits here elaborate on the theme of Sweden in the 1600s.|
|The large tapestry in this gallery depicts the daily life of the Swedish colonists among the Lenape Indians and shows what each group learned from the other. The surrounding exhibits tell about the colonists' journeys to America.|
|This gallery contains a timeline and artifacts which tell the story of life on the land on which the Museum stands, beginning with the Lenape people and the New Sweden colonists, up to the laying of the Museum's cornerstone in 1926.|
|An exhibition about Alfred Nobel's career and one hundred years of the Nobel prizes. Visitors view a dramatic photo wall of Nobel Prize laureates featuring panels of peace prize recipients, a timeline of Nobel's career and an explanation of how nitroglycerin works, and enjoy computer access to the online collections from the Nobel e-Museum in Stockholm.|
|This Stuga is a somewhat idealized rendering of a 19th-century Swedish farmhouse interior.|
|Many volumes on Swedish, Swedish American, other Scandinavian and Scandinavian American history and culture are available to the public for use in the library.|
American Swedish Historical Museum • 1900 Pattison Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19145 • 215-389-1776