Welcome! Välkommen!

The Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan, an affiliate of the Swedish Council of America, was founded to preserve, foster and perpetuate traditional customs and culture of our Swedish heritage, as well as that of other Scandinavians.

If you are of Swedish heritage, or the spouse of same… or if you simply have a sincere interest in Swedish or Scandinavian heritage, you are invited to join us!


SAHS members featured on WOOD-TV

Grant & Gloria Anderson were interviewed by WOOD-TV for a segment that aired on March 9: “Technology puts WWII vet back in pilot’s seat.” Watch the segment below!


FactfulnessApril 19, 2019: Swedish Reading Club

At its next meeting, the Swedish Reading Club will discuss Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Factfulness: tio knep som hjälper dig förstå världen) by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” (Bill Gates)

For more information, visit the Upcoming Events page.


ValborgMay 4, 2019: Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration

Save the date for our annual gathering to greet Spring! Please make plans for your family and friends to join us for this fun-filled event, held at Hager Park in Jenison. Spring is greeted with songs and bonfires at public gatherings all over Sweden. We will be celebrating with food, music, and fun activities for kids and adults. For more information, including how to register, visit the Upcoming Events page.