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The Swedish American Museum Association (SAMAC) is committed to being a unifying force in the promotion of Swedish-American heritage and ethnic pride. SAMAC's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a permanent museum center that houses...more
Kurt Mathisson, a Swedish immigrant who was one of the leaders of the Andersonville community, founded the Swedish American Museum in Chicago in 1976 to preserve Chicago's Swedish-American heritage. Its mission is to interpret the immigrant experience for children and adults and promote an appreciation...More
okay, so this museum is very well done and interesting, but the piece de resistance is the top floor kids' history play area. it's GREAT! my 3-year-old loved it, and i was super impressed. the second floor history area was very pretty, very dense with...More
Living on a shoestring budget, we were delighted to learn that this museum was Free on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We marked our calendar and went. It's a sweet little museum that actually contains a lot of history and treasure for it's size....More
Very nice museum related to the history and culture of the area/region. Well laid out, plenty of room for the displays and dioramas. The staff was friendly. Didn't seem to know much about the other Swedish enclaves in the Midwest, though. Parking is a nightmare,...More
This museum tells the story of Swedish immigrants to the Chicagoland area. It has something for people of all ages. The top floor is a children’s area on the immigrant experience with lots to of interactive opportunities. Beautiful gift Shop Too!
I was advised to visit by my Swedish colleagues, and did enjoy the museum. I didn't go to the kid's floor, but the ground floor had a good exhibition about comic strips and how they've changed, and the other main floor had a permanent exhibit...More
$6 to visit a tiny museum. One floor is fir kids. The ground floor for exhibits, currently one on comic strips.
The second floor has an exhibit about immigration to the US. With Chicago having been the second city after Stockholm with the most Swedes...More
Given the number of Swedes living in Chicago, the museum is surprisingly contentless.
It has a permanent exhibit showing the journey that Swedes took to America during the largest periods of migration.Whether you are Swedish or not this is a OK way to spend $6.