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 November 2013 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 and ancestry.
There is a genealogy “open house” scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The title of the extended session is “Exploring Your Swedish Roots”. Quoting from the newsletter, participants on this day can expect the following:
The Museum is once again opening its main gallery to the Nordic Family Genealogy Center for this day of family research. Attendees will obtain one-on-one attention to help them get started or advance their efforts to explore their Swedish or Scandinavian roots.
Our Genealogy Center volunteers will be on hand to translate old letters, obituaries, newspaper clippings and other documents; discuss research with beginners as well as advanced genealogists; assist if you have hit a genealogical brick wall; help map a pilgrimage to visit ancestral homes and places of interest; and shed light on the origins and uses of strange objects that have been found in one’s attic.
Members of the Swedish American Museum can attend the genealogy program at a cost of $10. Non-members of the organization can also attend for the same $10 cost.
Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing during October 2013 at the Swedish American Museum:
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 November 2013.
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