The American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Founded in 1926, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years. The Museum is a place where Swedes, Swedish-Americans, and people of all nationalities who appreciate Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology can come together.
Our next special exhibition, Skål: Scandinavian Spirits, which explores the drinking culture and traditions of Scandinavia. Skål opens January 28, 2017 and will be on view through September 17, 2017. Join us Saturday, February 25, 3-6pm for an aquavit tasting at the Museum. Exhibit sponsor Arcus will be on hand to provide samples of aquavit while Curator Tova Brandt from the Museum of Danish America in Iowa, will lead an exhibition tour. Aquavit samples, refreshments, and the tour are included with general admission, free for Museum members.