January 11 Meeting Postponed to February 8

10 01 2020

Our regular meeting with our program “The Life of Christina Nilsson“ was scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Redemption Lutheran Church. Weather forecasts show considerable snow for the day, starting in the afternoon which may cause difficult travel conditions for our members. In consideration for the safety of our members, our meeting and Carol Gustafson’s presentation on the life of her great, great aunt, Christina Nilsson will be postponed to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Redemption Lutheran Church. Please check our website at www.sahswi.org for any further information or call 414-352-7890 or 262-781-6113 with any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Barbara Froemming, President

Swedish American Historical Society of WI., Inc.





Christina Nilsson, World famous Swedish Opera singer

17 10 2019

Presentation by SAHSWI member Carol Gustafson

Saturday February 8, 2020 1:30 PM at Redemption Lutheran Church, 4057 North Mayfair Rd. (Hwy. 100, just north of Capitol Drive) Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

A Rags to Riches Story – The life of Christina Nilsson, the famous Swedish opera singer, will be told by SAHSWI member Carol Gustafson, her great, great niece.  Christina was born August 20, 1843 in Sjöabol/Snugge outside Växjö and died November 20, 1921.  Christina sang at the opening night of the New York Met in 1883.  She was very popular in the USA, Russia, the UK and France. Carol has visited her homestead, now a museum in Sweden as well as her mansion Villa Vik and mausoleum in Växjö. It’s a fascinating story of a poor girl from southern Sweden who became a world renown opera singer.

“Goda Vänner”, Carol Gustafson and Mary Stetson will perform 2 songs written by Christina Nilsson. 

After the presentation and entertainment enjoy a cup of coffee with sweets together with fellow Swedish-Americans and others interested in this exclusive event. The meeting is open to the public.