Swedish American Museum

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Swedish-American Museum water tower
Andersonville

Though the Swede life is a little harder to uncover in Chicago these days, a small but dedicated bastion of Scandinavian history and culture is still alive and well in the Andersonville neighborhood. In close proximity to the few remaining Swedish shops and restaurants, the museum houses artifacts dating back to the mass immigration of Swedes to Chicago 200 years ago and features rotating exhibitions of contemporary Swedish artists’ work, with a special focus on textile art. 

Venue name: Swedish American Museum
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Address: 5211 N Clark St
Chicago

Cross street: between Foster and Farragut Aves
Opening hours: General museum hours: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm. Children's Museum hours: Mon–Thu 1–4pm; Fri 10am–4pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm.
Transport: El: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: $4; kids, students and seniors $3; family $10; members and second Tuesdays free
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