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Wisconsin or Milwaukee Scandinavian American organizations

  • Danish Sisterhood Midwest. Danish Sisterhood of America, Midwest district include Lodges in Chicago, Kenosha, and Milwaukee. Milwaukee lodge Facebook page. The Danish Sisterhood in Milwaukee is open to men, women, and children of all ages.
  • Finnish American Society The Finnish American Society of Milwaukee is an organization with 550 members committed to the preservation of Finnish culture in the United States
  • Sons of Norway Milwaukee Lodge #82 Fosselyngen promotes, preserves, and cherish a lasting appreciation of the heritage and culture of Norway and other Nordic countries. Organization is open for anyone over the age of 18 interested in Norwegian heritage.
  • Vasa Linde Lodge No. 492 in Milwaukee is a local lodge under the Vasa Order of America, a Swedish fraternal non-profit organization, preserving Swedish heritage.
  • Nordic Council of Wisconsin promotes and creates an ongoing interest in the Scandinavian heritage. The Nordic Council is the organizer of the annual Scandinavian Festival.
  • Lykkeringen Norwegian Dancers of Milwaukee were formed in the 1970’s to celebrate the Norwegian heritage through dance. The dancers perform at Scandinavian festivals and celebrations.
  • Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Milwaukee, is one of 25 Consulates and embassy in United States. Johan Segerdahl, Honorary Consul, contact milwaukee@consulateofsweden.org , Lena Carlstedt assistant.
  • Fox Valley Swedish Society. The American Swedish Institute of Fox Valley is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.
  • Stockholm Institute, Stockholm Wisconsin. a/k/a the Stockholm Museum, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of materials relating to the history of Stockholm, Wisconsin. Our tiny museum receives guests from around the world, many from Sweden.

National or Regional Swedish American organizations

  • The Swedish–American Historical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1948 in Chicago, with the mission of recording and interpreting the Swedish presence in America.
  • The Swedish American Museum in Chicago. It has been active for 40 years in the heart of Andersonville, a traditionally Swedish area on the north side of Chicago.
  • American Swedish Historical Museum. Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States.
  • Erlander Historical Museum in Rockford, Il. The Swedish Historical Society of Rockford strives for the preservation of Swedish-American history and Nordic culture of Rockford through such activities as the conservation of artifacts, museum displays and educational programs.
  • Swedish Council of America (SCA) was founded in 1972 by a group of leading American-Swedish organizations. Today the focus of SCA is giving financial support to various Swedish heritage preserving organizations and cultural institutions that are essential in ensuring that a sense of “Swedishness” continues in future generations.
  • XOXO SWEDEN – Sweden in America. A free online service that makes sense if you share our love of Sweden – browse news, post opinions or learn more from others.
  • Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota founded in March 1983. The purpose of this organization shall be to: Encourage interest in and expand knowledge of Swedish ancestry and heritage, exchange ideas relating to genealogical research and methodology, provide instruction on topics of interest to members, expand awareness of Swedish society and culture, encourage the research and writing of family, emigration/immigration and settlement histories, and publication of Swedish genealogical material.

Swedish American publications

  • Nordstjernan. Swedish News in English from Sweden and all things Swedish in North America. For traditions, trivia, food, fashion and Sweden news.
  • Scandinavian Press Magazine. The only English language magazine published in North America, with news from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
  • Swedish American Genealogist. Publisher Swenson Immigration Research Center. A quarterly journal devoted to Swedish American biography, genealogy, and personal history, and is published by the Swenson Center. Established in 1981 by Dr. Nils William Olsson, it is the only journal of its kind, and contains much of interest for anyone doing Swedish-American genealogical research. Subscription price $30/year. Website is for subscribers only.




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