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Midsummer and 105th Swedish Day in Chicagoland

Good Templar Park in Geneva, Illinois has celebrated Midsummer on Fatherís Day since the community bought the park 90 years ago in 1925. More»

August Nordin's Swedish American masterpiece

Architectural historian Jonathan Lammers explains the significance of the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. More»

Remarkable Swedish art at 1915 Fair

Unless you learn about your past, personal or communal, you lose it. But if you can discover it and pass it on, then you can take pride in what your people accomplished. And that can inspire or encourage you to change the world in your time. More»

Swedish Architect in the USA - August Nordin

Excerpt from the book 'Swedish Architects in the America, 1846-1930', due out later this year. More»

Remembering the journey

Anders Andersson reminisces over his emigration from Sweden 65 years ago. More»

San Francisco Landmarks Swedish American Hall

The Swedish Society of San Francisco and many Scandinavian organizations gathered with officials and neighbors at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco on May 2, 2015 to celebrate the official recognition of the Swedish American Hall, its design by Swede and master architect August Nordin, and its fine Swedish craftsmanship of more than a century ago. More»

Hard work, a little luck and a big coincidence

A friend's move to Sweden prompted a search for family ó and a few surprises on an incredible journey. More»

Swedes Celebrate the 1915 World's Fair

San Francisco inaugurates the centennial of the 1915 World's Fair More»

Swedish immigrant families who settled in Rhode Island

'King' Carl, Stalwart Viking and Stellar Educator More»

Swedish Immigrants in Rhode Island

Interviews with members of Swedish immigrant families who settled in Rhode Island. More»

Swedish Immigrants in Rhode Island

In the late 1880s through the early 1900s, Providence, Rhode Island, Boston and other cities in New England became a destination for many Swedish immigrants with industrial skills. Lorraine Colson Bloomquist interviewed members of five Swedish immigrant families that settled in Rhode Island in this series of stories. This interview is about Phyllis Betty Wallander Carlson. More»

Swedish Immigrants in Rhode Island

Interviews with members of Swedish immigrant families who settled in Rhode Island. More»

The Swedish Private Bank issues 1831-1906

The Swedish central bank, Riksbanken, is considered the world's oldest central bank. More»

Swedes on the Mississippi of the 1850s

The first midwestern Swedish seed communities appeared in the early 1840s. More»

375 years since the Swedish settlement of the Bronx

Jonas Jonasson Bronck of Sweden first settled in the area of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1639. More»