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Swedish American Museum

Swedish American Museum

Andersonville, Illinois City, Illinois
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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.

Mission Statement
Through its arts and educational programs and its permanent collection, the Swedish American Museum interprets the immigrant experience for children and adults and promotes an appreciation of contemporary Swedish-American culture

Vision Statement
To be the preeminent Swedish-American immigration museum in the greater Chicago area and a unifying force within the Midwestern Scandinavian community.

Core Values

  • The Swedish American Museum:
  • Celebrates Swedish culture, customs, and traditions
  • Honors the Swedish immigration experience
  • Recognizes contributions of volunteers and supporters
  • Fosters collaboration with the broader communit
Museum Facilities
The Museum is in a 24,000 square-foot building and has a gallery with special art exhibits, permanent exhibit “The Dream of America – Immigration to Chicago,” the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, library, genealogy center and Museum Store. All areas are wheelchair accessible. Limited complimentary off-street parking is available on a first-come basis at the corner of Ashland and Foster for Museum visitors and volunteers.

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5211 N Clark St, Illinois City, Illinois 60640
Swedish American Museum
Andersonville, North Side
5211 N Clark St
Btwn W Foster & W Farragut Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60640