A Dream of America–Swedish Immigration to Chicago

Please join the Museum for a guided tour of our permanent exhibit, A Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. This fascinating tour starts in the mid-1800s in Sweden and takes the visitor on a journey from Sweden to the New World, providing insights into the struggles and triumphs of Swedish immigrant life in Chicago. We meet Stina Olofsdotter, whose son is leaving Sweden with his family in 1868, Karl Karlsson and his family who emigrated in 1893, and Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1924. To learn more about the permanent exhibit, please click here.

Cost for the tour is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, and Museum members are free. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Please call 773.728.8111 or e-mail Museum@samac.org to reserve your spot.

Date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 11:00 to 13:00