Culture comes alive during the many events hosted by the American Swedish Historical Museum throughout the year. Join us and discover the food, music and holidays of Sweden, experience our newest exhibitions or check out of educational programs for both children and adults.


SmorgasBeer American Swedish Historical Museum

Spend a gorgeous summer evening at the Museum in FDR Park enjoying regional and international beer while sampling traditional Swedish food with a modern twist. Attending breweries are Yards Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Crooked Eye Brewery, Cartesian Brewing Company, Sterling Pig Beer, Brooklyn Brewery, Liquid Alchemy mead & cider, and Swedish Rekorderlig Cider. Another special addition this year is a Swedish glögg (mulled wine) by Napa-based Sjoeblom Winery!

SmörgåsBeer party goers can play trivia and lawn games as well as a traditional Swedish “tipsrunda” or quiz walk through the museum. There is no better way to pass a summer evening than tasting new beers, ciders and more, challenging friends to unique games, and dancing the night away to a mix of retro and contemporary music by WXPN host & DJ Robert Drake. Amazing prizes for fun experiences will also be raffled throughout the evening.

Tickets to SmörgåsBeer are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, with a special designated driver price of $10. General admission includes a commemorative event sampling glass. Drink samples, food, and museum admission are included in the ticket price. Minimum age of 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. Register online or by phone at (215) 389-1776.