Upcoming Events From The Swedish American Museum In Chicago For July 2013; Genealogy Program, Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10 AM To Noon Visit To The Wilmette Historical Museum

Hi Everyone!

Swedish American Museum LogoI recently received the July 2013 Newsletter from the Swedish American Museum.  The Newsletter is called the “Cirkular”.

Here is the July 2013 newsletter I received from the Swedish American Museum:

July 2013 Swedish American Museum Newsletter “Cirkular”

The newsletter highlights many of the upcoming programs and events that will be occurring at the Swedish American Museum.  There are many programs that are more cultural in nature than genealogical.  But if you are doing Swedish genealogical research, these cultural events are still important to you.

The museum does present genealogy programs.  The one mentioned in this newsletter notes that there will be a genealogy program on Saturday, July 27, 2013 that will take place at the Wilmette Historical Society between 10 AM to Noon.

Here is the text description from the newsletter about this genealogy program to the Wilmette Historical Society:

“The Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum will host a genealogy session on Saturday, July 27. Tentative plans for this session include a visit to the Wilmette Historical Museum. To learn more about the Nordic Family Genealogy Center visit our Swedish American Museum/Nordic American Genealogy Center. You may also e-mail the Center or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer.”

I also noted another program on the same date, July 27, 2013 at 11;00 AM that is titled “A Dream of America – Swedish Immigration to Chicago”.  While not formally noted as a genealogy program in the newsletter, the topic is certainly one of interest to genealogists with Swedish ancestral connections to immigrants arriving into Chicago.  Here is the text description of this program as noted in the newsletter:


Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.

permanent exhibit pic 2

“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, July 27. 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. 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 e-mail Museum@samac.org to reserve your spot.”

The Swedish American Museum is very active in all things Swedish, including genealogy.  You can visit their website directly from the link above within the description of the program that will take place on July 27, 2013.

If you have Swedish ancestral connections, you want to make a connection with the Swedish American Museum located in Chicago, IL to see what resources they have that can help in your own Swedish research.

Look through the newsletter for the many and varied programs and events being offered by the museum during July 2013.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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