From the age of the Vikings to the settlers of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655), to contemporary issues in Scandinavian society, the American Swedish Historical Museum will take you back in time and across the sea to learn the stories of Swedes in America.
This gallery and the Golden Map Room are both devoted to the history of the New Sweden Colony, providing a wealth of information about this often unfamiliar period in US history, beginning with the Swedish empire's colonial vision in 1626 to the impact of William Penn at the end of the 17th century.
Whether created for function or fashion, Swedish textiles are well-crafted and stylish. This gallery explores the technique, styles and materials used in creating Swedish clothing, weavings, embroidery, and other handiwork.
Please Note: The Kalm Seaborg Room will be closed for renovations February 1, 2018 until mid March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Named after Peter Kalm, an 18th century botanist, and Glenn Seaborg, a Nobel laureate in the field of chemistry, this room was originally dedicated to science. Today, this gallery features a rotation of small, temporary exhibitions. Come see what’s new!