Coming Events

2023 Calendar

2023 Fika meetings will be held at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 9235 West Bluemound RoadMilwaukee located just east of Milwaukee Zoo. The meetings will start 1:30 PM on the following dates (Saturdays). Fika meetings are free, no charge and open to the public. Schedule for 2023.

  • January 21, 1:30 PM Swedish history told on beer cans. SAHSWI members Del and Susan Worden will show their collection of unique Swedish beer cans and discuss the stories they tell.
  • March 11, 1:30 PM Scandinavian Design, Monica Obniski. This program will explore the design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden over the 20th century. Obniski will unpack several themes that contributed to the robust exchange, including migration, educational opportunities, diplomatic relations, and consumption. Prior to joining the curatorial team at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, Obniski was the Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21-st Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she co-organized this exhibition with her colleague Bobbye Tigerman of LACMA.
  • May 13, 1:30 PM Kjell Forshed, Swedish Architect, Consultant, with focus urban development creating housing for common people, with the aspect of social interaction. Program presented by John Norquist former Milwaukee Mayor now the John M DeGrove Fellow at Florida Atlantic University and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University Real Estate Program.
  • October 21, 1:30 PM Annual General Meeting, Program tbd.

Swedish Genealogy Research Group meeting at Martin Luther Church (for members only). Scheduled to start at 1 PM and end no later than 4 PM, in the church conference room.

  • February 18, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • August 12, 2023
  • December 2, 2023

June 25, 2023 1 – 4 PM Midsommar celebration at Heidelberg Park (open to the public).

September 30, 2023 Scandinavian Fest at Waukesha Expo. This event is organized by The Nordic Council

Dec 10, 2023, 4 – 6 PM Lucia Celebration, location tbd.

Please see our website posts for further announcements

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