June 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “A Dream Of America Guided Exhibit Tour” On Saturday, June 21, 2014 At 11:00 AM

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities may be specifically related to genealogical events or programs.  Other events may have a historical context as it applies to Swedish history and ancestry.  Some events may be cultural.

I thought I would share with you a recent issue of the June 2014 Newsletter called the Cirkular that I received from the Swedish American Museum.

The museum itself is located at 5211 North Clark Street in Chicago, IL.  The phone number for the museum is 773-728-8111.

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history, culture and ancestry.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during June 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

Guided “Immigration” Tour And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago June 2014

There is a tour scheduled for Saturday June 21, 2014 starting at 11:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “A Dream of America Guided Exhibit Tour”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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A DREAM OF AMERICA GUIDED EXHIBIT TOUR

Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m.

permanent exhibit pic 1 Please join the Museum for a guided tour of our permanent exhibit, A Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21. This fascinating tour starts in the mid-1800s in Sweden and takes the visitor on a journey from Sweden to the New World, providing insights into the struggles and triumphs of Swedish immigrant life in Chicago. We meet Stina Olofsdotter, whose son is leaving Sweden with his family in 1868, Karl Karlsson and his family who emigrated in 1893, and Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1924. Cost for the tour is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, and Museum members are free. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Please call 773.728.8111 or email museum@samac.org to reserve your spot.

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See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take at look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of June 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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