2015 Chicago Midwinter Agenda

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The WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group will be touring the '''[http://www.americanswedish.org American Swedish Historical Museum]''' on Saturday, January 25 from 12:30-2:30 pm.<br>
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Located in South Philadelphia, it is the “oldest Swedish Museum in the U.S.”  <br>
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Since 1926, the museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions.
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*''' See [[Media:AmericanSwedishPA.pdf|these same details on a PDF file]]'''.
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Some highlights of the museum include:
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•      John Ericsson Room - Created by Swedish architect Martin Hedmark (1896-1980), it remains an outstanding example of art deco design.
 
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•      12 permanent galleries displaying a broad and interesting collection combining history and culture.
 
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•      Nord Library, a research library with a collection focusing on the history of the 17th century New Sweden Colony, the 19th century Swedish immigration to the United States, Swedish traditions and areas directly related to the museum’s collections, including a significant collection of John Ericsson papers, Fredrika Bremer letters, and Jenny Lind memorabilia.
 
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•      The museum is located on land that was once part of a 17th-century land grant from Queen Christina of Sweden.
 
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<br>The main building was modeled after a 17th-century Swedish manor house, and the arcades are patterned after those of George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.
 
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The tour begins at 12:30 pm on Sat. 1/25/14 at the museum.  We will meet as a group in the entrance and will be led by the curator.<br>
 
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The duration of the tour will be approximately 2 hours.  Cost per person is $15.00 and you can pay on the day. 
 
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<br>Please RSVP to Julianne Haahr by Wednesday, Jan. 22 at jhaahr@library.wisc.edu if you would like to attend. 
 
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<br>All are welcome to join our group, a maximum of 25 persons allowed on the tour. 
 
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*'''[[Media:DirectionsAmericanSwedish.pdf| Directions to the museum are included on a PDF file]]'''. 
 
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Museum contact info:  1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145, Phone: 215.389.1776, E-mail: info@americanswedish.org
 
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>>>As an added “extracurricular activity”  the Museum will be holding their annual Pea Soup and Punch: “Ärtsoppa och Punsch,” beginning at 6:00 pm on the 25th. <br>
 
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More information and a registration form is available here:  www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm
 
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Revision as of 22:19, 15 December 2014

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Announcing:
WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group meeting
2015 Midwinter ALA Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, January 30, 1:00-2:30 PM



Swedes in Illinois = Svenskarne i Illinois



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