American Swedish Institute
The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts & cultural center and museum. The historic Turnblad Mansion first became home to the organization in 1929.
Bishop Hill, Illinoois - Founded 1846
In 1846, a group of Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom left their native land under the guidance of their charismatic spiritual leader, Erik Jansson. The site for their new utopia was later called Bishop Hill,
Gammelgården Museum -
"Gammelgården" means Old Farm in Swedish. Here visitors can step back in history and experience the lives of early Swedish immigrants in the only open air museum devoted to Swedish immigration in the United States.
Lindsborg, Kansas - Little Sweden, USA
Midsummer's Festival - A national Swedish holiday celebrated with Swedish food, music, dancing, art, games and the raising of the Midsommarstång (Midsummer Pole).
New Sweden, Aroostook County, Maine
On July 23, 1870, a Swedish Colony was established by the State of Maine in the virgin forest of Aroostook County. Former US Consul in Sweden, William Widgery Thomas, Jr., went to Sweden, recruited the first 51 immigrants.
Scandinavian Cultural Center of Santa Cruz
Mission: Promote an awareness of Nordic culture in Santa Cruz County – this includes the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Saami people. Also, preserve the Nordic traditions and heritage.
Scandinavian Heritage Association - Scandinavian Heritage Park, Minot, North Dakota
You'll find remembrances and replicas from each of the five Scandinavian Countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. See a real grass roof Stabbur, a replica Stave Church, from Gol, Norway, and a 25 foot tall Swedish Dala Horse.
Stromsburg, Nebraska - The "Swede Capital of Nebraska,"
Located 100 miles west of Omaha, 20 miles north of Interstate 80 on the Pan-American Highway, Highway 81. Swedish Midsommar Festival - On the third full weekend in June of each year everyone in Stromsburg becomes Swedish at heart.
Swedish Council of America
Our mission is to support groups and individuals who promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Swedish heritage in American life and to strengthen cultural and educational ties between contemporary North America and Sweden.