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!


Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration

Our annual Valborgsmässoafton Spring Celebration has been canceled.


The Ginger ChefApril 1: Cooking Class – POSTPONED

SAHS is postponing this class. We have not determined a future date at this time.

Join us for a cooking class/demo on April 1 at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids! Jennifer Zirkle-Grawburg, the Ginger Chef, will be demonstrating recipes for Scandinavian Easter and spring cuisine. This is the third class in our series, Scandinavian Cuisine Throughout the Year. Class size is limited, so register early!

Learn more and register on the Upcoming Events page.


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.