Swedish American Museum

The Swedish American Museum has an exhibit gallery with 4 exhibits each year, and a permanent exhibit focusing on immigration to Chicago in the late 1800s. The third floor is home to the Brunk Children’s Museum, where exciting activities let children experience immigration firsthand. In the replica Swedish farmhouse (or stuga), they can milk a cow and bring in firewood. On a 20-ft. immigrant steamship, they can learn about immigration to America and pioneer life in a log cabin. See clothes from the past, discover “push and pull” reasons for immigrating, and more.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640. Cook County. Tel: 773-728-8111. Email: museum@samac.org. Website: www.swedishamericanmuseum.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. & Sun. 11AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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