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The Dream of America Exhibit Guided Tour

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Category: Education
Start date: 25 Aug 2017 11:00 AM
End date: 25 Aug 2017 12:00 PM
Street / Location: 5211 N. Clark St.
City / town: Chicago
Country: Illinois, USA
Organizer: Swedish American Museum
Email: museum@samac.org
Phone: 773.728.8111
Homepage: http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/the-dream-of-america-exhibit-guided-tour-9/

Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with this guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as Andersonville in Chicago then and now. Suggested donation for the tour is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, members are free. Space is limited; reservations are recommended and can be made via email to museum@samac.org.