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Cinnamon Rolls & Two kinds of Dream Cookies

Order by Thursday, March 25, 6 p.m.
Pickup Friday, March 26, noon - 4 p.m.

This week the Museum is baking cinnamon rolls as well as cardamom dream cookies and regular dream cookies. If you haven’t tried then before here is your chance. A small bag is only $5.


Tantalizing Treasures Sale

Friday, March 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This fundraiser for the Swedish American Museum is a great place to find gently used items from jewelry and collectibles to furniture and children’s toys and more! You don’t have to be Swedish or Swedish-American to find some great finds at this event. Whether you are a serious shopper, a dedicated collector or a bona fide antique dealer, this event is not to be missed. Entrance is free and open to the public.


Genealogy Session Online

Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.

“How to Find the Unknown Father” by Geoffrey Fröberg Morris

Many Swedish researchers reach a stumbling block in their research when they discover a birth record of an ancestor where the mother is unmarried and the father’s name is not given. Can one find out who the father is so one can continue the research?  Geoffrey Morris will present strategies in how to overcome this obstacle in his presentation “How to Find the Unknown Father”.

Geoffrey Fröberg Morris AG has been doing Swedish genealogical research for over 35 years. He has been employed for 20 years at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a Nordic research specialist. Among his work assignments, Geoff has helped thousands of people search for their Swedish ancestors, engaged in many archival visits in Sweden, authored hundreds of pages into the Family Search Wiki and routinely presents at conferences. He is the author of the book, A Practical Guide to Swedish Church Records for Genealogy and Family History, which was published in 2020.

Cost is free for the Swedish American Museum’s Genealogical Society members; non-member cost is $10. Reservations required and can be made via email to or by calling 773.728.8111 for members. Non-members can use the PayPal button on the website


Book Club Online

Saturday, March 27, 1 p.m.

“To cook a bear” by Mikael Niemi

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries.
The book can be bought in the Museum Store.

To cook a bear by Mikael Niemi
A fantastic tale set in the far north of Sweden in 1852 following a runaway Sami boy and his mentor, the famous pastor Laestadius, as they investigate a murder in their village along with the mysteries of life.

This event is free. 

Zoom code

Knitting Group Online

Sunday, March 28, 1 p.m.

Join the Swedish American Museum knitting group! All knitting levels are welcome. Share some of your favorite patterns and learn from each other. There will also be a chance to learn some specifically Swedish knitting patterns and techniques.

This event is free. 

Zoom code

Easter Crafts Online

Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m.

Join us online for some Swedish Easter crafts.
Learn how Easter is celebrated in Sweden and make some fun crafts together. A craft boxwith supplies can be picked up at the Museum starting Tuesday, March 23 (the doors are closed Tuesday – Thursday but call 773.728.8111 and someone will bring the box to you). This event is for the whole family.

$5 for Museum members
$10 for non-members

Alternatively you can choose to get only the booklet with the craft descriptions. This can be picked up at the Museum or it can be emailed to you. This alternative does not give you the Zoom code to the craft event.

Free for Museum members (email
$5 for non-members


Dala Horse Craft Online

Monday, March 29, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 2, 5 p.m.

Jelena Todorovich is an artist who has been working as a teacher for 20 years. She will be teaching an online class in papier-mâché during CPS spring break. Over the span of three classes you will learn how to make your own Dala horse out of an old cereal box.

The classes will be held Monday (3/29), Wednesday (3/31) and Friday (4/2) at 5 p.m. via Zoom. You need to attend all three to finish your horse so if you are not able to attend all classes we will provide a video so you can do the step you missed on your own. This class is best for participants 8 years old and up. $45 includes the three lessons as well as the material you will need. The only thing you have to get in addition is an empty cereal box. If you are unable to pick up the material at the Museum we are able to ship it to you at cost but note that depending on when you sign up the materials might arrive after the classes have begun.


Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 USA
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