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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 — 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»

Fond Memories of Sweden

Swedish immigrants retain memories of the old country. May Britt Bäckman Reslow and Lloyd Frederick Reslow reminisce over life in Sweden and America. More»

Wallenberg receives Congressional Gold Medal

Swedish WWII hero, Raoul Wallenberg, was recently awarded one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. More»

Swedes of the West

California lured Swedes long before the railroad got there. In 1848 gold was found near San Francisco, California's biggest seaport of the time and with that the Swedes began to arrive. The thought of striking it rich enticed the impoverished Swedes. More»

The Swedish Ladies Society of San Francisco

The oldest Swedish women's society in the west. More»

In Memory of a Swedish Centenarian