Swedish-American Museum

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Walking Tour Of Chicago’s Andersonville

It can be a joy just to walk around Andersonville and take in the diversity, but here are five places that you should stop at if you do spend a day in the neighborhood.

11/08/2014

The water tank on top of the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville is being removed, after it was damaged by the extreme cold this winter. (Credit: CBS)

Iconic Andersonville Water Tower Coming Down

Crews have begun removing an iconic water tower on top of a museum in Andersonville, after it was damaged by the extreme cold this winter.

03/20/2014

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Best Mall-Free Places To Take Photos With Santa In Chicago

Have you been naughty or nice this year? If you’re looking for a place in the Chicago area to take pictures with Santa Claus, but without heading to the mall, then check out the following list.

12/06/2013

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Christmas Around The World In Chicago

You don’t have to stray far from home to travel around the world this Christmas. Take a trip around the globe right here via the vibrant and diverse museums and neighborhoods of Chicago.

12/03/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.

07/29/2011

Midsommar in Sweden (credit: Bonnie Kenaz-Mara)

Guide To: The Swedish American Museum

This time last year, our family was on a three-generation vacation in Sweden for midsummer. You don’t need to venture nearly so far north to give your family a Scandinavian adventure. The Swedish American Museum in Chicago’s charming Andersonville enclave is a great place to start.

06/25/2011

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Hidden Gems For Kids In Chicago

Try one of these less well-known spots and expand your horizons a little. It’s a big town – especially if you include the suburbs — and most of us have just barely scratched the surface.

02/23/2011