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Swedish American Museum, Chicago

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The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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  • A small museum which is located in Chicago's Swedish neighborhood. The Museum goes through in 30 minutes. Very interesting and a extra plus for the staff. Take the opportunity to go around in Andersonville and check out the leafy neighborhoods. We went underground to Berwin and got a nice walk.
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  • Want to know about your Northern European ancestors' journey to America, and their opportunities and challenges? View Chicago's rich Swedish history, with a fun children's section and unique contempor...  more »
  • Nice museum where an important part of Sweden's history; the emigrants for about 100 years ago. We dashed into a guided tour, which gave an extra dimension to the visit. Informative and interesting for all of our societies, from teen to adult. Division of children seems both educational and exciting.
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  • The staff here is super friendly and informative. I would definitely go back.
  • A true gem of cultural experiences. From the permanent collection and the interactive Children's Museum on the 3rd floor, to the rotating gallery on the 1st floor, the Swedish American Museum is the heart of the Andersonville community. A visit to this neighborhood isn't complete without visiting. And the store is full of wonderful Scandinavian treasures.
  • Wonderful place and organization. A real staple of Andersonville and a wonderful place to visit. Become a member and you'll have discounted events and a plethora of options.
  • This is my favorite place to take kids. The Brunk Children Museum of Immigration provides the best hands on experience for children to visually and physically learn about the means and (albeit romantic) realities of American immigrants to the Midwest. Get the family pass for the year if you live in easy driving distance, its well worth it and you will find yourself going more frequently than you think
  • Awesome reception. Great piece of Swedish history. :)

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