From the age of the Vikings to the settlers of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655), to contemporary issues in Scandinavian society, the American Swedish Historical Museum will take you back in time and across the sea to learn the stories of Swedes in America.

Snapshot: Peek into the Past

During a year of anniversaries and commemorations (and anniversaries of commemorations), the American Swedish Historical Museum looked back and explored the building’s evolution.  In honor the 75th anniversary of the ASHM’s 1938 dedication, visitors found throughout the galleries a selection of images from the building’s archives and historic photograph collection. Spanning from 1927-1975, Snapshot: Peek into the Past took guests on a journey of continuity and change. They could discover which architectural designs transcended time and which interiors have changed in our continuing effort to remain a dynamic and progressive museum.

Exhibition no longer on display.

American Swedish Historical Museum - Peek into Past