Coming Events


Sunday, December 8, 2019. Swedish Lucia Celebration will be held at Whitnall Park Lutheran Church 5847 Lilac Lane, Hales Corners –
at the corner of 104th and Forest Home Avenue. For additional information see UPDATES menu.

Saturday January 11, 2020 1:30 PM. Swedish Opera singer Christina Nilsson, presentation by SAHSWI member Carol Gustafson

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.

Saturday March 14, 2020. Our heritage as found in Old Swedish Cookbooks. Join SAHSWI President Barbara Froemming and Member Sonia Hummel as they explore our Swedish food heritage and family recipes.

Saturday May 9, 2020. Scandinavian Design and the United States. Based on the exhibition planned at the Milwaukee Art Museum, May 15- Sep 7, 2020, Monica Obniski, Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, will present ideas shared between United States and Swedish Designers, and their ambitious campaigns to market Scandinavian Design to American consumers.

Mid June, 2020. Midsommar Celebration in Heidel Park, Glendale

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