Have you heard the news? The American Swedish Historical Museum was voted Best Museum by Metro Philly readers in the Metro Philly's first Best of contest! We are incredibly proud to get this honor, thank you to all the voters. Check out the Best Of Metro website to view ASHM's winner profile, or view a print version of the Metro Philly's Best 2021 Winner's Guide on Metro Philadelphia digital editions website.
Visit the American Swedish Historical Museum to discover the forgotten history of Swedes in Philadelphia. Described by many as a hidden gem, ASHM is located in FDR Park and was built in 1926 during the sesquicentennial. The unique building includes a dozen galleries designed to highlight Scandinavian influences in America. Visitors can learn about Pippi Longstocking, the New Sweden Colony, women's history, and Scandinavian innovations. Every year ASHM hosts Swedish holiday celebrations like Midsommar and St. Lucia.
The mission of the ASHM is to welcome all people to explore cultural identity through the story of Swedes and Scandinavians in America. ASHM is a community dedicated to preserving and interpreting material culture and is alive with celebrations, exhibitions, and learning experiences. Learn more at www.americanswedish.org