Historical

ROSA NADAY GARMENDIA: Not So Far Away

Rosa Naday Garmendia: Not So Far Away remarks on the longstanding historical divisions between Cuba and the United States and is relevant to larger conversations about the shared experiences linked to the global dispersal of refugees and asylum-seekers, of erecting boundaries and border crossings, of voyaging and displacement, and the fault-lines and states of emergency […]

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Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

It is music at the Museum – wake up your ears, exercise your fingers and play along with us! Musicians and instructors Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler co-host a Scandinavian Jam at the Swedish American Museum the second Sunday of every month. Join us for an afternoon of traditional roots music starting with instruction from […]

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Andersonville Walking Tour

The Swedish American Museum Director, Karin Abercrombie, will take you on a tour of Swedish Andersonville. Learn about the Swedish heritage of the neighborhood, and what Swedish things you can still find today. The price includes a copy of the guided tour as well as a bottle of water. We meet in front of the […]

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LIVE Presentation: 200 Objects that Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties

Every artifact tells a story. Learn about the history of Lake County through the artifacts featured in the book 200 Objects that Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties. Debbie Fandrei, curator of the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove and project manager for the book, will show pictures and share stories of 30 of the […]

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