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Virtual Tour of American Swedish Historical Museum

Virtual Tour of American Swedish Historical Museum

Join us on July 15 for a virtual tour and Q&A with the American Swedish Historical Museum!

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States. The Museum is located on land that was once part of a seventeenth-century land grant from Queen Christina of Sweden to Swedish colonist, Sven Skute. The Museum’s architect, Swedish-American John Nydén, combined architectural features from three prominent edifices in his design. He modeled the main building after a seventeenth-century Swedish manor house, Eriksberg in Södermanland. The copper cupola atop the building is inspired by the one on Stockhlom’s City Hall, and the arcades which flank the Museum are patterned after those at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.

The museum boasts twelve galleries, including ones that focus on the New Sweden Colony (now Pennsylvania), traditional Swedish textiles, Pippi Longstocking, the accomplishments of Swedish women through history, and many more!

The Zoom link for this program will be sent in a reminder email 24 hours before the event. Please make sure to check your email's spam folder for this message if you do not receive it. If it has not arrived in your inbox or spam folder, please contact us at 610-358-3445, ext 103, or rkreference@delcolibraries.org


Thursday, July 15, 2021
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Rachel Kohl Community Library
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