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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!


JaervMarch 7: Swedish Folk Group Jaerv

The award-winning Swedish quintet, Jaerv (pronounced “Yairv”), is coming to the Recital Hall at Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University to put on a rollicking, fun and heartfelt folk music concert. “Meet Jaerv! An innovative Swedish folk quintet with jazz and pop leanings who flawlessly blend original songs with stellar takes on captivating Scandinavian folk songs, some dating back 700 years. The combined talent, humor and professionalism these impressive men exude is unparalleled.” (Jeffrey DeHart, Billboard Swedish Correspondent)

For more information, visit the Upcoming Events page, and watch a video below:


Live LagomApril 21: Swedish Reading Club

At its next meeting, the Swedish Reading Club will discuss Live Lagom: Balanced Living the Swedish Way by Anna Brones.

Live Lagom is a guide to life based on the Swedish philosophy of lagom, meaning “not too little, not too much, just right.” Lagom helps you to achieve balance in everyday life and in all areas including home, work and health. Learn how to save money, feel less stressed, reduce your environmental impact, and create your ideal home and career through the way of life practiced in one of the happiest and most satisfied countries in the world.

For more information, visit the Upcoming Events page.