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Swedish American Museum

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Established  1976
Director  Karin Moen Abercrombie
Phone  +1 773-728-8111
Type  Heritage Museum
Number of visitors  43,000 (2008)
Swedish American Museum

Location  5211 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640
Public transit access  UP-N Ravenswood      CTA (Red) Berwyn
Address  5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Hours  Open today · 11AM–4PMSunday11AM–4PMMonday10AM–4PMTuesday10AM–4PMWednesday10AM–4PMThursday10AM–4PMFriday10AM–4PMSaturday11AM–4PMSuggest an edit
Similar  International Museum of Surgical, Polish Museum of America, National Hellenic Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature M, Balzekas Museum of Lithuania

Swedish american museum in chicago

Swedish American Museum is located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.


The Swedish American Museum in Chicago was founded by Kurt Mathisson in 1976. It moved to its current location on 5211 North Clark Street in 1987. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was present at the museum's founding and at its move to its new home. The museum is housed in a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2), three-story building and has a collection of approximately 12,000 objects. It is a core member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, a consortium of 25 ethnic museums and cultural centers in Chicago.

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Water Tower

The iconic water tower above the museum was removed on March 20, 2014, after being damaged during the harsh winter.


Swedish American Museum Wikipedia