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Virtual Field Trip Friday: Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle
12:15 pm EST

Take a break from your day, whether at home or work, to be immersed in a Scandinavian cultural experience. Each field trip experience is 45 minutes long and presented over Zoom. $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers, registration is required.

Join us on a tour through Skokloster Castle with curator Petri Tigercrona. Skokloster Castle is a white Baroque palace on the shore of Lake Mälaren, about one hour outside Stockholm and is one of the ambitious projects built in 17th century Sweden. The field marshal Carl Gustaf Wrangel was born in the old house at Skokloster, originally Sko Abbey, and commissioned this great house upon his return to Sweden after the Thirty Years´s War. Generations of descendants used the house as a summer residence, and they changed very little or next to nothing over the years. Skokloster Castle ended up being more or less a time capsule, with interiors virtually untouched since the 1670s! The house with all its collections of art, furniture, books, armour, was sold to the state in 1967.